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Tuesday , 14 July 2020

Excessive speed on secondary highways a concern: Alberta RCMP Traffic Services

Alberta RCMP are working with Alberta motorists to develop and implement strategies to address speeding in construction zones and on heavily trafficked roads.

Provincial mounties are reminding all road users that traffic safety remains a shared responsibility. Some safe driving behaviours include: staying focused on the road, turning your headlights on, respecting the posted speed limits and obeying posted road signs.

Excessive speeds and other traffic issues are a growing concern on secondary highways such as Highways 41, 9, 570 and 895.

A joint force operation between local RCMP detachments and Special Area Peace Officers will focus on traffic enforcement in construction zones and heavily trafficked areas until mid-October 2019.

If you are looking for road reports on construction sites, closures and incidents in Alberta, you can visit the official 511 Alberta interactive road conditions map here.

The Alberta RCMP will continue to work with communities and safety partners to reduce the number of collisions on our roads and ensure Albertans make the right driving decisions.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.