Saturday , 24 October 2020
#OperationImpact2020 poster (cacp.ca)

Roughly 2,200 Alberta motorists dinged with tickets during long weekend

The Alberta RCMP participated in traffic safety initiative “#OperationImpact2020” to encourage safe driving behaviours.

While patrolling provincial roads and highways, officers handed out 2,870 traffic tickets.

Among those fines, 1,914 drivers were caught speeding, 27 drivers were recorded going more than 50 km/h over the posted limit, 83 were driving without a seatbelt, 96 drivers were impaired, and 71 drivers were driving distracted.

Over the long weekend, there were 207 collisions in the province resulting in the deaths of five people.

RCMP say they received 104 calls from concerned Albertans reporting suspected impaired and dangerous drivers.

Fifteen of those calls were confirmed impaired drivers, each of those drivers have been charged.

#OperationImpact2020 is a national initiative organized by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police to enforce the rules of the road to prevent infractions leading the causes of death and injury on Canadian roads.

 

About Elliott Knopp

Elliott is a graduate from NAIT's Television Broadcast program. He has broadcast experience in football, basketball and hockey. He has spent nearly his entire life living in Edmonton, but has recently moved to Lloydminster for his career. He has an undying passion for CFL/NFL football, hot wings and Flaming Hot Cheetos. He loves playing fantasy football but has never won a championship.

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