There's some positives and negatives from Alberta roads on the Labour Day long weekend.
Fatalities quadrupled, however, injuries and impaired driving charges were down.
Below is a comparison between the number of traffic infractions and traffic-related criminal offences in provincial RCMP jurisdictions.
Labour Day weekend 2016 (Sept.2-5)
- Two people died in motor vehicle collisions while 49 people were injured
- Six motorcyclists were involved in injury collisions
- 90 people were charged with impaired driving
- Four people were injured in off-road collisions while one person died
Labour Day weekend 2017 (Sept.1-4)
- Eight people died and 18 were injured in motor vehicle collisions
- One motorcyclists died and four were injured in collisions
- 46 people have been charged with impaired driving, while 27 investigations remain open
- Four people were injured in off-road collisions