QEII Central Alberta RCMP Traffic Services conduct successful distracted driving operation

Crew issued 35 Traffic Safety Act violations, including 15 tickets associated to distracted driving

On Jan. 24th, QEII-Central Alberta RCMP Traffic Services conducted a distracted driving operation, in collaboration with Red Deer City Traffic Services, Red Deer Catholic School District and Alberta Sheriffs.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., QEII-Central Alberta RCMP Traffic Services issued 35 Traffic Safety Act violations, including 15 tickets associated to distracted driving.

Distracted driving behaviours includes talking on a cell phone, texting, reading a book, eating, attending to other passengers or pets and personal grooming.

Alberta RCMP encourages you to practice the following #TrafficSafety tips:

· Drive for the weather. Winter in Alberta means icy roads, reduced visibility, and limited daylight.

· Stay focused on the road ahead while engaging in safe driving skills.

· If you have to make a call, eat or engage in another distracting activity, make sure you pull over to do it safely.

“Traffic safety is a shared responsibility,” says Staff Sgt. Damon Poole, QEII-Central Alberta RCMP Traffic Services. “Store your phone away from you, where it cannot be easily reached while driving. Engaging in distracted driving behaviours increases the risk of driver errors and collisions which puts your safety and the safety of other road users at risk.”

The Alberta RCMP will continue to work with Alberta Sheriffs and other law enforcement and safety partners to tackle distracted driving and ensure Albertans make the right driving decisions. Follow our #TrafficSafety tips on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta and reduce the number of collisions in the province.

-Submitted by Central Alberta RCMP Traffic Services

Just Posted

Sylvan Lake author’s book becoming a TV movie

The film adaptation of Coming Home to You has been shooting in Newmarket, Ont. throughout August

Alberta Service Minister discusses registries, rural broadband in Lacombe

Minister Nate Glubish continues cross-Alberta tour

Body of 19-year-old drowning victim recovered from Sylvan Lake

RCMP say the body was recovered the evening of Aug. 22.

UPDATED: Search continues for possible drowning on Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake RCMP and Fire Department continue their search for 20-something adult male

Trial date set for Sylvan Lake doctor charged with child sex offences

Janke will stand trial next November in Edmonton

Trudeau vows to stand firm against ‘increasingly assertive’ China

China has accused Canada of meddling in its affairs

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Black bear ruins Alberta barber’s day

It’s not always a good idea to leave the door open

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Red Deer Rebels Training Camp begins Aug. 24

Rebels home opener will be on Sept. 21 against the Edmonton Oil Kings

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

Huawei executive’s defence team alleges Canadians were ‘agents’ of the FBI

eng’s arrest at Vancouver’s airport has sparked a diplomatic crisis between Canada and China

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Most Read