Al­berta RCMP put fo­cus on dis­tracted driving

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Al­lie Ruck­man The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Al­lie Ruck­man

We will be fo­cus­ing on things like young driv­ers speed­ing through school zones, not wear­ing a seat belt, and stunt­ing.”

The Al­berta RCMP has ded­i­cated their traf­fic en­force­ment fo­cus in May to young driv­ers and dis­tracted driv­ers.

Al­berta’s dis­tracted driving laws have been slightly mod­i­fied for pub­lic safety.

The dis­tracted driving ticket has been raised to $287.00 and de­mer­its are also to be awarded.

For young driv­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Grad­u­ated Driv­ers Li­cence pro­gram, the added de­mer­its could re­sult in a driv­ers li­cence sus­pen­sion.

Some cur­rent re­stric­tions for the Grad­u­ated Driv­ers Li­cence pro­gram is a li­cence sus­pen­sion at eight de­mer­its in­stead of fif­teen and a zero al­co­hol tolerance.

The youth driver fo­cus of this month is to en­sure bet­ter driv­ers for the fu­ture.

The RCMP aim to in­crease their pres­ence in ar­eas where young driv­ers would be ex­pected to be.

Con­sta­ble Eric Doucette of the Drumheller RCMP states, “we will be fo­cus­ing on things like young driv­ers speed­ing through school zones, not wear­ing a seat belt, and stunt­ing.”

The RCMP have shifted their fo­cus on this par­tic­u­lar is­sue but will not ig­nore other of­fenses.

The Al­berta RCMP traf­fic en­force­ment’s fo­cus this month young driv­ers and dis­tracted driving. is on both

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