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Nearly 300 weather-related accidents in Alberta

Nearly 300 weather-related accidents in Alberta
As winter arrives, it brings colder weather, icy roads and a reminder from Alberta RCMP about the importance of safe winter driving.
As winter arrives, it brings colder weather, icy roads and a reminder from Alberta RCMP about the importance of safe winter driving.
IMAGE: Metro Creative
IMAGE: Metro Creative

Nearly 300 weather-related accidents in Alberta

with files from Alberta RCMP
Shootin’ the Breeze with files from Alberta RCMP
October 25, 2023
October 25, 2023

Monday brought with it a shift in the weather — rain, fog, snow and less-than-ideal driving conditions across much of the province.

Alberta RCMP reports that officers responded to over 277 weather-related collisions.

With this comes a reminder to be prepared before you hit the roads this winter.

  1. Get your vehicle ready for winter in the fall
  2. Pack an emergency kit
  3. Learn and practise winter driving techniques
  4. Check your route on Alberta 511 prior to departure
  5. Remove all snow from your vehicle before each trip
  6. Give yourself extra travel time in bad weather
  7. Travel with a fully-charged cell phone for emergency situations
  8. Slow down and wear your seatbelt
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Shootin’ the Breeze publisher Shannon Peace adds one more, reminding people to turn ON their headlights.

Visibility was poor Wednesday morning and, while travelling to work via Highway 507, she was amazed at the number of people without their lights turned on. Some had park lights, others had daytime running lights and some had none at all.

Daytime running lights do not illuminate tail lights unless the brake is engaged so having lights on makes you more visible.

This simple tip and the others listed above contribute to safer travels for all.

 

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Monday brought with it a shift in the weather — rain, fog, snow and less-than-ideal driving conditions across much of the province.

Alberta RCMP reports that officers responded to over 277 weather-related collisions.

With this comes a reminder to be prepared before you hit the roads this winter.

  1. Get your vehicle ready for winter in the fall
  2. Pack an emergency kit
  3. Learn and practise winter driving techniques
  4. Check your route on Alberta 511 prior to departure
  5. Remove all snow from your vehicle before each trip
  6. Give yourself extra travel time in bad weather
  7. Travel with a fully-charged cell phone for emergency situations
  8. Slow down and wear your seatbelt
Ad for Ascent Dental in Pincher Creek

 

Shootin’ the Breeze publisher Shannon Peace adds one more, reminding people to turn ON their headlights.

Visibility was poor Wednesday morning and, while travelling to work via Highway 507, she was amazed at the number of people without their lights turned on. Some had park lights, others had daytime running lights and some had none at all.

Daytime running lights do not illuminate tail lights unless the brake is engaged so having lights on makes you more visible.

This simple tip and the others listed above contribute to safer travels for all.

 

Table setting of wedding venue — the Cowley Lions Campground Stockade near Pincher Creek in southwestern Alberta.

 

 

 

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Aerial view of the Cowley Lions Campground on the Castle River in southwestern Alberta