Thursday , 2 December 2021

Alberta RCMP issues more than 2,000 traffic safety tickets in support of #OperationImpact2021

This Thanksgiving long weekend, police forces across Canada led #OperationImpact2021, an initiative organized by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police to encourage safe driving behaviours.

Over the course of the holiday weekend, Alberta RCMP issued 2,270 tickets in support of the campaign and traffic safety enforcement.

“Between October 8 – 11, there were four fatalities as a result of motor vehicle collisions across Alberta RCMP jurisdiction,” Sgt. Darrin Turnbull with Alberta RCMP Traffic Services said. “Another 17 motor vehicle collisions resulted in injury.”

Alberta RCMP members patrolled provincial roads and highways, issuing tickets for traffic safety offences including 1,151 speeding charges, 18 excessive speeding charges (more than 50 km/h over the posted limit), 53 driving without a seatbelt charges, and 46 distracted driving charges. Additionally, 38 impaired drivers were removed from the roadways.

Thanks to the help of Albertans, the RCMP received 67 calls from the public notifying them of dangerous or suspected impaired drivers. Twenty-one of these reports resulted in officers locating the vehicles, confirming that the drivers were in fact impaired, and then removing them from the road.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and 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, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!