Alberta RCMP issue over 2,000 tickets during Heritage Day long weekend

August 5, 2022
Edmonton, Alberta

News release

Throughout the Heritage Day long weekend, Alberta RCMP conducted enforcement initiatives focussed on promoting traffic safety. Between July 29 and August 1, the RCMP issued a total of 2,087 traffic tickets across the province.

Overall, 983 individuals were ticketed for speeding, 91 impaired drivers were removed from the roads, 44 were fined for distracted driving, and an additional 40 were found driving without proper safety belt restraints.

"The Alberta RCMP worked to make the long weekend a safe and enjoyable holiday for those out on our provincial streets and highways," says Insp. Chris Romanchych, Alberta RCMP Traffic. "By preventing and removing risks from the roads, the RCMP is committed to upholding traffic safety across Alberta."

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Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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