The first of 21 Candy Cane Checkstops being set up communities around the Peace Country over the next few weeks will be in Worsley tomorrow. The checkstops are operated by Alberta Health Services and a number of their community partners.
Motorists who come across a checkstop and are pulled over will receive a candy cane along with a few reminders about staying safe on the roads during the holiday season. Those reminders include not drinking and driving, taking care when the roads are in rough shape due to snow and ice, and making sure that your vehicle is stocked with supplies like blankets, warm winter clothing, and a flashlight should you find yourself in an emergency situation.
It’s estimated that more than 3000 drivers will be pulled over in Candy Cane Checkstops between tomorrow and December 19. There will be checkstops in Grimshaw and Manning on December 7, in Grande Prairie on December 8, and in Beaverlodge, Hythe, and Valleyview on December 11.