Lloydminster, Alberta – The City of Lloydminster, in partnership with the Lloydminster RCMP Detachment, will be introducing a new traffic safety program starting in May 2019.
The “Constable Scarecrow” project originated in Coquitlam, B.C., last year. Since the program’s inception, Coquitlam RCMP reported the number of drivers exceeding the speed limit was reduced by approximately 50 percent.
The program will include a full-sized metal cut-out of a uniformed RCMP officer which will be placed in strategic locations around the city. These new Constables will be visible next to roadways in high traffic and high collision areas.
“We are excited about the collaboration with the City of Lloydminster. This initiative is a positive step to enhance road safety,” says Inspector Lee Brachmann, Lloydminster RCMP Detachment Commander. “Hopefully we will see a reduction in the number of violations found on the roads.”
Traffic enforcement is integral to reduce collisions. In 2016, 85% of collisions in Alberta involved at least one driver who committed a driving error.
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