It's the August long weekend and that means (hopefully) fun in the sun and being surrounded by people that are important to you.
The RCMP are doing their part to make the weekend safe for everyone. They promise to be watching for impaired driving.
"People can expect high volumes of traffic and police visibility," said Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Constable Suzanne Ahlstrom.
Specialized RCMP traffic units will be randomly roving through the area over the long weekend with checkstops.
"Our main focus is to ensure the roads remain safe and the goal is a collision-free holiday long weekend for all."
Nineteen per cent of all road fatalities in 2014 involved a driver who tested positive for both alcohol and drugs. In Alberta, 368 people were killed and 5,494 injured in alcohol-related collisions between 2012 and 2016.
"Everyone wants to be have a good long weekend. Sometimes alcohol goes along with it. Just make sure it's within the guidelines of the law," added Ahlstrom.
Side note: there is no open alcohol allowed in Elk Island National Park.
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