Many people think impaired driving always involves alcohol, but that isn't true.
 
Driving can be impaired by a variety of substances from alcohol to prescription drugs, illegal drugs and more.
 
Strathcona County RCMP will be shining a spotlight on impaired driving throughout the month of August. Their hope is to keep the roads safer for everyone.
 
In 2015, nearly half of all 24 hour licence suspensions in Alberta were due to drug impairment.
 
On average, 7,550 people were convicted of impaired driving in Alberta each of the last five years.
 
Alberta is above the national average for drugged driving, in 2013, 112 drivers that were killed in collisions tested positive for drugs.
 
 
 
 

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