Alberta RCMP put focus on distracted driving
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.
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