Alberta RCMP enforce roadway safety over Labour Day long weekend

Overall, 1,916 individuals were ticketed for speeding, 46 received fines for distracted driving, and 99 were charged with impaired driving

  • Sep. 9, 2020 8:45 a.m.

On the Labour Day long weekend, as Albertans enjoyed the last of their summer holidays, RCMP conducted enforcement initiatives across the province.

Alberta RCMP issued 2,592 traffic tickets and 412 warnings between Friday and Monday.

Overall, 1,916 individuals were ticketed for speeding, 46 individuals received fines for distracted driving, and 99 motorists were charged with impaired driving.

Additionally, Alberta RCMP responded to 178 motor vehicle collisions, which resulted in three fatalities.

On Saturday, RCMP traffic officers assisted fire rescue services and search and rescue teams with a fire on Allstone Mountain in David Thompson Country.

RCMP and Clearwater County peace officers helped to conduct traffic control, allowing helicopters to land on the highway to pick up fire personnel and resources.

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