Candy Cane Community Stop Checks
Impaired Driving Awareness
Cardston was inundated with Law Enforcement Officers on December 16, 2015. The intersection at Main Street and Third Avenue was lit up with the red and blue flashing lights of nine patrol vehicles while about a dozen officers from Lethbridge County, Town of Fort MacLeod, Ridge Regional Public Safety Services, Pitcher Butte RCMP, Lethbridge Integrated Traffic Unit, and other surrounding municipalities joined our Local RCMP and Community Peace Officer in handing out candy canes and promoting safe driving.
Over 200 packets containing Report Impaired Drivers – 911(RID-911), distracting driving pamphlets and other impaired driving information were distributed, as well as over 500 candy canes, which were handed out to drivers for wearing their seat belts and driving responsibly on the slippery roads.
“We want drivers and passengers to have a safe and happy holiday season, this isn’t about ticketing as much as it is about making people aware.” says Lloyd Stewart, our Cardston Community Peace Officer. Only two traffic violation tickets were issued.
This was the first of several such events which will be held throughout Southwest Alberta over the Christmas season.
The Town of Cardston gives special thanks to the Alberta Office Of Traffic Safety and Alberta Traffic Safety Fund for their support in helping make this happen.