As you enjoy your Thanksgiving long weekend, the Alberta RCMP will be on the roads and streets. This year, they hope to crack down on impaired driving as part of Operation Impact 2020.
In 2019, there were four deaths and 177 injuries from 305 motor vehicle crashes over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
The RCMP calls on Albertans to take the following precautions while on the road at all times:
- Do not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Don’t drive tired
- Don’t drive and text
- Make sure all occupants of the vehicle are properly secured
Fatigue or the use of drugs or alcohol can have a big impact on your reaction time or judgment when driving.
“Impaired driving is always a concern when there is an increase in traffic on our roads,” says Superintendent Rick Gardner, Alberta Traffic Sheriffs. “
If you witness dangerous driving while traveling this long weekend, the RCMP are asking drivers to report it by stopping and calling 9-1-1.