submitted by Alberta RCMP
This Labour Day long weekend, as Albertans enjoyed the last of their summer holidays, RCMP conducted enforcement initiatives across the province, working to keep roadways safe. From Sept. 4 through Sept. 7, Alberta RCMP issued a total of 2,592 traffic tickets and 412 warnings.
Overall, 1,916 individuals were ticketed for speeding, 46 individuals received fines for distracted driving, and 99 motorists were charged with impaired driving. Additionally, Alberta RCMP responded to 178 motor vehicle collisions, which unfortunately resulted in a total of three fatalities.
On Saturday, Sept. 5, Alberta RCMP Traffic Officers assisted fire rescue services and search and rescue teams with a fire on Allstone Mountain, David Thompson Country. RCMP and Clearwater County Peace Officers helped to conduct traffic control, allowing helicopters to land on the highway to pick up fire personnel and resources.
As always, Alberta RCMP remained dedicated to promoting traffic safety throughout the holiday weekend, doing their best to ensure our provincial roads were safe and secure for all motorists.
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