Edmonton, Alberta – Over the course of the holidays, the Alberta RCMP were helping to make the season safe, merry, and bright for all road users. Between Dec. 24, 2021 and Jan. 3, 2022, RCMP carried out enforcement initiatives focussed on promoting traffic safety and issued a total of 1,812 traffic tickets across the province.
Overall, 506 individuals were ticketed for speeding, 55 motorists were caught distracted driving, and 125 impaired drivers were removed from the roads by way of provincial Immediate Roadside Sanctions. Due to a variety of aggravating factors, of the 125 impaired drivers, 15 were also charged with Criminal Code Impaired Driving by Alcohol. Another 1,251 motorists received tickets for traffic safety violations including careless driving, driving with a prohibited or suspended license, moving offences, and more.
In total, Alberta RCMP recorded 1,952 roadway offences compared to last year’s 2,578.
The holidays are a time spent creating memories and #UnwrappingMoments with loved ones. This season, through traffic education and enforcement initiatives, the Alberta RCMP worked to help you and yours arrive home safely. For more traffic safety information, follow us on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta.
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