Many Alberta families are expected to hit the road this long weekend, and RCMP are asking drivers to be patient. There’s typically an increase in traffic, and crashes over the last Family Day weekend injured 35 people and killed two others across the province.
“We want everyone to be able to enjoy their long weekend in the company of their loved ones,” says Inspector Steve Daley, Acting Officer-in-Charge of Alberta RCMP Traffic Services. “Everyone can arrive at their destination safely by buckling up, slowing down, driving sober and putting the phone away.”
Police remind those behind the wheel to be prepared for wildlife, especially in the early evening and morning, and to avoid any risky moves. Snowmobile and ATV riders should also be careful when off-roading, taking extra precaution at night when it’s harder to see.