Police crack down on unsafe drivers during long weekend
Law enforcement officers also patrolled Highway 63 this past long weekend ticketing unsafe drivers.
Published Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:40PM MDT
Alberta traffic sheriffs and the RCMP were out in full force this past long weekend cracking down on unsafe drivers.
Officials say from Friday to Monday, more than 3,500 speeding tickets were issued.
Law enforcement officers also handed out 35 impaired driving charges, 202 other alcohol-related violations and 38 distracted driving violations.
Officers also focused their attention to Highway 63, where 16 new RCMP and Alberta traffic sheriffs are set to be in place by early next year. The first two of those additional officers are already patrolling the highway and surrounding areas.
Over the weekend, 655 speeding tickets were handed out to drivers along Highway 63.
Officials say a total of 5,140 tickets were issued for offences ranging from dangerous driving to speeding throughout the weekend.