This Thanksgiving weekend, Alberta RCMP Site visitors Providers is finishing up enforcement initiatives from Oct. 8 to 11 focusing on impaired driving on account of medicine, alcohol, distracted driving, and extra. These province-wide initiatives are in assist of #OperationImpact2021 — an annual consciousness marketing campaign organized by the Canadian Affiliation of Chiefs of Police (CACP) to advertise secure driving practices.
Final 12 months, there have been sadly 5 fatalities and 58 accidents because of 36 motorized vehicle collisions in Alberta RCMP jurisdictions over the Thanksgiving lengthy weekend.
We ask all motorists to recollect the next earlier than taking to the roads:
Driving whereas underneath the affect of medication or alcohol impairs your judgment and response time. Impaired driving is legal and harmful.
Getting behind the wheel fatigued limits your potential to concentrate to the highway. Don’t drive drowsy.
Texting, or dealing with different gadgets in your dashboard whereas driving, forces you to take your eyes off the highway. Distracted driving will increase your threat of a roadway collision.
Guarantee all car occupants are correctly restrained utilizing seat belts or little one automobile seats. Buckling up retains occupants secure and prevents damage.
Operation Impression’s theme this 12 months is Be a hero. Purpose for zero. – targeted on Canada’s Highway Security Technique 2025: In the direction of Zero, which goals to make Canada’s roads the most secure on the planet.
“To make sure everybody can get pleasure from and have fun the Thanksgiving lengthy weekend safely, we ask that Albertans apply good driving behaviours and share the highway responsibly,” stated Supt. Gary Graham, Alberta RCMP Site visitors Providers.
“This season, Alberta RCMP Site visitors Providers is grateful for highway customers who’re doing their half to maintain our province’s roadways secure.”
When you witness any harmful driving or a attainable impaired driver this vacation weekend, please name 911. For extra visitors security info, observe us on Fb @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta.