Since reopening Highway 43 Fox Creek RCMP says numerous drivers have been stopped for ignoring the reduced speed limits in the area between the Town of Fox Creek and Hamlet of Little Smoky. Drivers have been stopped for driving speeds between 105 to 140 kilometres an hour, with 50 drivers stopped between the hours of 12 and 8 a.m. on May 23rd for speeds ranging between 105 and 130 kilometres an hour.
According to RCMP “Given Crews close proximity to the highway, limited visibility in the area due to smoke, and the reduced speed limit of 80 kilometres an hour, RCMP Traffic and Special Tactical Operations were deployed to aid in traffic enforcement on Highway 43 in the Fox Creek area.”
According to officials anyone ignoring the speed limits or other signage in the area is putting the lives of emergency responders and crews at undo risk.
“The Alberta RCMP will continue to provide enhanced support for these communities to ensure the people working hard to re-establish services in these areas can do their jobs safely.”
According to RCMP driving behaviors that endanger the lives of support workers and emergency crews “will not be tolerated.”