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Alberta police receive 500 reports of dangerous driving

Alberta RCMP are reminding people about the consequences to dangerous driving.

This comes as police received over 500 reports of dangerous driving throughout 2023. Three of these reports resulted in death.

Out of these reports, 184 of them resulted in charged being laid or tickets being issued. Several of these incidents remain under investigation.

“Like with any high-risk behaviour, it is only a matter of time until aggressive driving catches up with you. We really want people to think about that during their commutes, or trips up the highway,” said Sergeant Dan Mayowski with the RCMP. “If you find yourself getting agitated while driving, it’s time to take a breath, pull over and grab a coffee, or find an appropriate and safe way to disengage the source of your frustration.”

Road-rage and dangerous driving can lead to many consequences, from injuries and a criminal record to insurance premium increases and even jail time.

If you are involved in an incident of aggressive driving, police ask that you remember the following:

  • Take a route that avoids further engagement with the other driver
  • When safe, call 911 and report the details of the incident to police
  • Drive within the speed limit and follow the rules of the road
  • Be prepared to provide the vehicle colour, make, model, license plate number and a description of the driver to police

“Driving a vehicle in a safe manner requires 100% of your faculties. There are enough hazards out there already. Stay off your phone, stay calm, and stay alert. There is no acceptable rationale for placing others in danger while you are driving,” added Mayowski.

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