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Lac La Biche County Peace Officers continue working with RCMP to make the holidays safer

Post Date:12/08/2017 2:59 PM

Lac La Biche County Peace Officers will be working hard this month to assist the RCMP in educating motorists to not drink and drive over the holidays this year.

Local officers have been working with students on the issue of impaired driving and the consequences. Officers have also assisted at various education stops on local roads throughout the County. In another initiative that was launched this week, peace officers have worked with local restaurants and bars by providing them with drink coasters that have a strong visual message to reduce impaired driving.

Alberta Transportation statistics show that during the holiday season, approximately 20 people are killed in collisions while another 1,200 are injured. On average, over 600 drivers are arrested and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle in the month of December.

Our Community Peace Officers want to remind you to consider the risks this holiday season and plan ahead. If you have been drinking, don’t drive. Instead, plan ahead and have a designated driver. 

Our goal is to have all families traveling through our County arrive at their destination safely, and to be able to have a safe and happy holiday season.