Monday , 17 January 2022

Bonnyville RCMP remind motorists to remain vigilant behind the wheel this Thanksgiving

October is here, and with it comes Thanksgiving. During this time of year there is an increase of people travelling.

The Bonnyville RCMP wants to remind everyone using our roads, to consciously consider safety whenever they get into a vehicle.

Remember to buckle your seatbelt, and ensure children are properly restrained in the vehicle according to their age and size.

Never drink, or consume marijuana, and drive.

“Refraining from consuming alcohol and being sure remain focused on the road and avoiding distractions such as cellphones will make for safer roads for everyone this Thanksgiving weekend,” Sgt. Sarah Parke told Lakeland Connect.

Drivers should pay attention to the road, refrain from aggressive driving, and distracted driving at all times.

“With the long weekend approaching there will be more motorists on the road traveling, and given the time of year there’s always a chance of freezing rain,” Sgt. Sarah Parke said. “The Bonnyville RCMP would like to remind motorists to remain vigilant while behind the wheel.”

Like always, if you see an impaired driver, please pull over, or ask a passenger, to call 911 to report it.

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Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.