Vehicle Hit And Run On Capri Road In Leduc

February Was Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

    On February 11th, 2014 at approximately 9:36 p.m., Leduc City RCMP received a 911 transfer with regards to a vehicle hit and run on Capri road in Leduc.  It was reported that a White truck believed to be a Ford or GMC slammed into two parked vehicles on the side of the roadway, driving the vehicles off the road and into a light standard.  
    The white vehicle was last seen travelling east bound on Capri Road with extensive front end damage. RCMP are asking anyone that may have witnessed the collision or have        
information about it to contact the Leduc RCMP at:  780-980-7200, or  if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by  phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca].  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.
  
February Was Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Facts You Should Know  
• It only takes a second and a collision can occur.
• Keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel – put your focus where it should be.
• Multi-tasking while driving could prove to be a fatal error in judgment.
• Distracted driving literally impairs your driving ability.
• Research indicates that driver distraction contributes to 20 to 30 per cent of all collisions.
• Distracted drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a collision than attentive drivers.
• Reaching for a moving object in the vehicle increased the risk of a collision or near collision by nine times; insects in the vehicle increased the risk by a factor of six; reading, applying make up, and dialing a hand-held device tripled the odds, and listening and talking  on a handheld device increased the risk by 1.3 times.
• A study of collisions involving distracted drivers found that the  most common distractions were things outside the car, adjusting a CD or the radio, other occupants in the car, and moving objects in the car.
• A driver in rush hour traffic needs to keep track of 3000 items including signs, traffic lights, other vehicles, passengers, pedestrians, and road and weather conditions. Compare that with a fighter pilot who only needs to keep track of 300 items in a regular non-combat mission.
• A car going 50 km/h travels about 13.9 meters (45 feet) in one second. One second is enough to be distracted, leading to a collision.
• Music volume should not be so loud that you cannot hear the sounds your vehicle makes, emergency vehicle sirens, or the ringing bells of trains when approaching a railroad crossing.

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