by Morinville News Staff
As part of the Alberta Traffic Safety Calendar, a program that raises awareness and police focus on a number of traffic concerns, the RCMP and Sheriffs will be once again focusing on impaired driving.
The two policing agencies are focusing their #SummerSafety messages on the dangers of impaired driving. Impairment by alcohol was a contributing factor in one out of six collisions across Alberta n 2016, according to Alberta Transportation statistics.
“The consequences of impaired driving can be devastating. We remind all road users that #SummerSafety is a shared responsibility,” said Alberta Traffic Sheriffs Superintendent Rick Gardner in a release.
Alberta RCMP Traffic Services Supt. Gary Graham said police are encourage Albertans to make the right driving decisions and avoid behaviours that increase the risk of collisions.
The #SummerSafety driving tips can be followed on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta.
August’s awareness focus will be on young drivers and distracted driving. September will put a spotlight on back to school safety.