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Alberta RCMP reminds everyone to enjoy the holiday season safely

Alberta RCMP reminds everyone to enjoy the holiday season safely
By Alberta RCMP
By Alberta RCMP
December 1, 2023
December 1, 2023
Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass RCMP will be conducting check stops this Saturday on National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.
Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass RCMP will be conducting check stops this Saturday on National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.
IMAGE: Metro Creative
IMAGE: Metro Creative

The holiday season is upon us, and that means lots of time celebrating with family and friends. While the holidays are often a time of indulgence, it’s important to still keep safety in mind.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, in support of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, officers will be out conducting traffic enforcement initiatives and check stops, and removing impaired drivers from our roadways. Together, we can all do our part to keep Alberta roadways safe.

The Alberta RCMP asks motorists to remember the following:

— Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs is never okay. Impaired driving is both criminal and dangerous.

— Mandatory Alcohol Screening is used by Alberta RCMP to deter and detect impaired drivers. If you are pulled over or at a check stop, you can expect to provide a breath sample.

— Individuals with a Graduated Driver’s Licence must abide by the zero-tolerance law (Government of Alberta, 2023).

 

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— Impaired driving is always preventable and can always be avoided. Call a taxi or rideshare service, use a designated driver, or stay the night.

— If you are attending a party and have consumed drugs or alcohol, do not drive. Find a safe ride home or a safe place to spend the night.

— Party hosts aren’t off the hook. If your guests have been drinking or using drugs, make sure they have a safe place to stay or a sober ride home.

— Call 911 immediately if you witness or suspect impaired driving.

“This December, and always, remember to enjoy the holidays responsibly. If you are attending a party, make sure you have a sober ride home or a safe place to spend the night,” reminds Sgt. Darrin Turnbull. 

“Last year, in Alberta RCMP jurisdictions, we responded to 233 fatal collisions, of which approximately 25 per cent involved alcohol or drugs. 

Alberta RCMP also removed 7,573 impaired drivers from Alberta roadways, that’s the equivalent of more than 20 impaired drivers per day.”

For more traffic safety information, follow us on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta, along with the hashtag #DecemberToRemember.

 

Plate of Charlie Biggs' chicken tenders with sauces on the side and link to Blairmore menu.

 

 

 

The holiday season is upon us, and that means lots of time celebrating with family and friends. While the holidays are often a time of indulgence, it’s important to still keep safety in mind.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, in support of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, officers will be out conducting traffic enforcement initiatives and check stops, and removing impaired drivers from our roadways. Together, we can all do our part to keep Alberta roadways safe.

The Alberta RCMP asks motorists to remember the following:

— Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs is never okay. Impaired driving is both criminal and dangerous.

— Mandatory Alcohol Screening is used by Alberta RCMP to deter and detect impaired drivers. If you are pulled over or at a check stop, you can expect to provide a breath sample.

— Individuals with a Graduated Driver’s Licence must abide by the zero-tolerance law (Government of Alberta, 2023).

 

Downhill skier catches air on ad inviting skiers to stop at Miner's Mercantile in Beaver Mines on their way to the Castle Mountain ski hill.

 

— Impaired driving is always preventable and can always be avoided. Call a taxi or rideshare service, use a designated driver, or stay the night.

— If you are attending a party and have consumed drugs or alcohol, do not drive. Find a safe ride home or a safe place to spend the night.

— Party hosts aren’t off the hook. If your guests have been drinking or using drugs, make sure they have a safe place to stay or a sober ride home.

— Call 911 immediately if you witness or suspect impaired driving.

“This December, and always, remember to enjoy the holidays responsibly. If you are attending a party, make sure you have a sober ride home or a safe place to spend the night,” reminds Sgt. Darrin Turnbull. 

“Last year, in Alberta RCMP jurisdictions, we responded to 233 fatal collisions, of which approximately 25 per cent involved alcohol or drugs. 

Alberta RCMP also removed 7,573 impaired drivers from Alberta roadways, that’s the equivalent of more than 20 impaired drivers per day.”

For more traffic safety information, follow us on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta, along with the hashtag #DecemberToRemember.

 

Shelves of bottled liquor in an ad for Town & Country Liquor Store in Pincher Creek

 

 

 

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