Alberta Police Are Going To Be Cracking Down Hard This Weekend With Checkstops Everywhere
They're looking for drunk and distracted drivers!
This Thanksgiving weekend from Friday, October 9 to Monday, October 12,will be on the lookout for people driving drunk, drowsy, or not just paying attention.
, while we stuff our faces with turkey and celebrate the long weekend, RCMP launches their special long weekend enforcement campaign.
Spokesperson Sergeant Darrin Turnbull told Narcity that they'll have more officers on the road as well as a number of checkstops set up across the province. Turnbull said his team hopes that they can report zero fatalities by the end of.
Accidents last Thanksgiving weekend
The theme for Operation Impact this year is "Safety Doesn't Happen by Accident," and they're pushing the message that we all have a role to play.
Alberta RCMP said in the release that they are always concerned about impaired driving especially on.
"We want Albertans to remember that it is never acceptable to drive impaired — holiday long weekends are no exception," explained Supt. Rick Gardner, Alberta Traffic Sheriffs.
Officers are encouraging people to call 9-1-1 this weekend if they see someone driving dangerously or who is potentially drunk behind the wheel.