Joint force operation announced for local area highways – Special Areas Board

Joint force operation announced for local area highways

Oyen and Hanna RCMP detachments are launching a joint force operation with the Special Areas Board, with the temporary operation planned to be active until October 3rd. The combined operation will allow enforcement officers to coordinate their traffic enforcement efforts, with a focus on high-volume, heavily trafficked roads. This operation includes members from local RCMP detachments, as well as Special Areas Community Peace Officers.

“Our goal with traffic enforcement is to reduce motor vehicle collisions on our roads. Motor vehicle collisions often result in damage to property, personal injuries and can even result in critical injuries and fatalities. We appreciate the positive working relationships we share with our local enforcement and emergency response personnel and are looking forward to working together in this joint operation. We encourage all drivers to slow down and obey all posted speed limits, especially in areas prone to collisions.”

Cpl. Jamie Day, Detachment Commander - Oyen

This joint force operation will target passenger and commercial vehicles on high volume, heavily trafficked roads in the Special Areas, specifically Highways 9 and 570. Construction zones and other high-risk areas will also be a focus.

“The safety of the public, whether local to the area or those travelling through the Special Areas, is our primary concern. We have heard from our ratepayers that excessive speeds and other traffic safety issues are a growing concern on secondary highways, especially on Highway 570. We appreciate the dedication and professionalism enforcement officers continue to show as they work to reduce safety risks on our local roads and highways.”

Jordon Christianson, Chair – Special Areas Board

To learn more about what you can do to reduce safety risks while driving, check out some tips at www.saferoads.com.