Leduc County officers remain vigilante as long weekend traffic violations increase

The number of violations given out by Leduc County over the long weekend has almost doubled compared to 2014.

The number of violations given out by Leduc County enforcement services over the September long weekend has almost doubled compared to 2014.

However, Clarence Nelson, director of enforcement services, says the statistics are not wholly indicative of people’s driving but rather a result of the increased traffic traveling in the county.

Between Sept. 4 and 7 officers handed out a total of 91 charges and 49 warnings, up form 2014’s 56 charges and 33 warnings.

“I wouldn’t say it’s because people are lax or doing it maliciously. It’s just a reflection of increased volumes and more cars on the road,” said Nelson.

A press statement released by Leduc County reveals officers traveled approximately 3,712 kilometers over the four-day period.

Violations covered a variety of offenses, including intersection safety and speeding. One excessive motorist was observed traveling 150 km/h  in a 60 km/h zone in the Nisku Business Park at 4:20 p.m., Sept. 4.

The weekend was not all bad as officers and citizens also worked together to rescue a great horned owl injured on a highway.

“Most people are doing a good job of following the laws and preparing for the long weekend,” said Nelson.

“There was a slight increase in charges laid this year over the September long weekend, after the recent August long weekend that saw a decrease over the previous year,” Nelson said in the statement.

“Road safety is one of our top concerns and something we will continue to enforce to ensure that our roads and those using them are safe.”

 

Just Posted

G3 Canada grain terminal at Wetaskiwin

Plenty of work going on at grain terminal site near Wetaskiwin

Media made gaffe with wrong photo: Pigeon Lake stakeholders

Photo of algae bloom with bacteria story created confusion, say community leaders

County of Wetaskiwin awards gravel supply contract July 23

Three bids on contract, Hopkins Construction gets it on 6-1 vote

UPDATE City of Wetaskiwin selects intersection changes

UPDATE Changes to Hwy. #13 and #814 require prov. approval

County of Wetaskiwin hears up to $500k damage from rain

Director of Public Works says roads in Div. 6, 7 take a beating

Trudeau vows to stand firm against ‘increasingly assertive’ China

China has accused Canada of meddling in its affairs

Black bear ruins Alberta barber’s day

It’s not always a good idea to leave the door open

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Red Deer Rebels Training Camp begins Aug. 24

Rebels home opener will be on Sept. 21 against the Edmonton Oil Kings

UPDATED: Search continues for possible drowning on Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake RCMP and Fire Department continue their search for 20-something adult male

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

Huawei executive’s defence team alleges Canadians were ‘agents’ of the FBI

eng’s arrest at Vancouver’s airport has sparked a diplomatic crisis between Canada and China

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Most Read