Police issue 336 tickets for speeding and other offences on Highway 63

It was another weekend of police pulling over hundreds of speeders on highways between Edmonton and Fort McMurray.

EDMONTON — It was another weekend of police pulling over hundreds of speeders on highways between Edmonton and Fort McMurray.

RCMP and Alberta Sheriffs issued 336 tickets on Highway 63 and other roads between Thursday and Sunday.

Along with speeding, police issued tickets to people for unsafe passing, rolling through stop signs and not wearing seatbelts.

The weekend before, police 663 tickets during a similar safety blitz.

The crackdown comes after seven people were killed April 27 on Highway 63 in a head-on collision.

The crash prompted hundreds of people to rally in Fort McMurray to demand the province speed up the twinning of the highway.

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