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Traffic safety operation nets 39 speeders

April is Speed Enforcement Month

Post Date:April 06, 2017 2:16 pm

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, (April 6, 2017) –On April 5, Municipal Enforcement Services and the RCMP were active throughout the City to enforce speed limits, distracted driving and other traffic violations.  Fort Saskatchewan, in conjunction with several other municipalities in the Capital Region, conducted traffic operations in support of traffic safety and Vision Zero…a multi-national program aimed at eliminating all serious injuries and fatal collisions.

Fort Saskatchewan officers issued 79 violation summonses; 39 for speeding, 23 for distracted driving, 7 for failing to wear a seatbelt, 7 for equipment violations and 3 for operating an unregistered motor vehicle. 

April is speed enforcement month on the Provincial Traffic Safety Calendar.   Research by the World Health Organization shows every 1 km/h reduction in speed reduces the likelihood of being involved in a collision by 2 to 3%.  Other studies have shown a 5 km/h increase in speed doubles the risk of dying in a collision.   

Fort Saskatchewan officers encourage all motorists to obey traffic laws.  Thank you to all motorists who practice safe driving. Your safety and the safety of others matters to us!