Mounties in the Lakeland and across the province say they will be cracking down on distracted driving this month. Police say August will see a jump in enforcement on distracted driving.
“We remind Albertans that distracted driving can severely limit a driver’s ability to focus on driving and road conditions,” says Supt. Rick Gardner, Alberta Traffic Sheriffs. “Make sure to always put electronics away and to be prepared for unexpected actions of other road users and changing driving conditions such as construction.”
The RCMP says over 5000 tickets have been issued for distracted driving since the beginning of the year in Alberta. They are encouraging everyone to put aside anything in your vehicle that may cause a loss of focus on the road.
Last year over the August long weekend, eight Albertans were killed and 39 people hurt in crashes across the province.