May 10, 2014 2:26 pm

RCMP step up enforcement for the May long weekend

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With the May long weekend just around the corner, Albertans are encouraged to keep safety top of mind.

RCMP and provincial law enforcement officers plan to step up highway patrols during the busy camping weekend.

Officers will keep an eye out for potential problems such as impaired driving, illegal camping and damage to land by improper off-highway vehicle use.

To avoid getting a ticket for infractions, it’s advised people understand the rules before they head out.

Be prepared if you encounter wildlife in the area. Check into potential fire and liquor bans. Make sure you have the necessary permits and licences for fires and fishing.

Several Alberta government ministries will post safety-related long weekend updates and information on blogs and twitter feeds.

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