More police will be out and about locally.
Starting this week (May 21), residents in Morinville and Bon Accord will have increased RCMP patrols in their community.
After multiple surveys and studies, police decided that a focus in Morinville should be on intersection safety and distracting driving. While in Bon Accord, speeding and intersection safety are their priorities.
"This is not to say that other non-compliances such as no seat belts will be ignored, but just those will be our main focuses in the communities," said RCMP Constable Amanda Foster.
School zones will be another point of focus during the increased patrols, with these areas in Morinville being 30 km/h from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
In the 2016-2017 policing year, men accounted for almost 2/3 of all driving convictions. Male drivers aged 22 to 34 had the highest driving conviction rates.