July 21st, 2024

Seven road fatalities in Alberta over long weekend

By Medicine Hat News on July 5, 2024.

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Seven people were lost in road-related incidents over the Canada Day long weekend, said RCMP.

“These are individuals who would have been back home on Tuesday. They are our family members, friends, coworkers and neighbours. It’s devastating,” says Sgt. Darrin Turnbull, Alberta RCMP Traffic. “While our officers work to uphold traffic safety, Albertans also have a role to play in helping ensure everyone makes it home safely.”

Alberta RCMP removed a total of 101 impaired drivers from provincial roadways over the long weekend. Of the 101 impaired motorists, 79 received Immediate Roadside Sanction fails, and 22 received warnings.

There were 1,679 traffic safety violation tickets issued over the course of the weekend by RCMP, with 780 motorists written up for exceeding the speed limit, 31 for distracted driving and another 34 for the improper use of seatbelts.

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