4 deadly crashes over May long weekend, but less than previous years
CALGARY- While the May long weekend is a notoriously dangerous time on Alberta roads, this past weekend proved to be a little quieter than past years.
There were four deadly crashes in the province, happening near Vulcan, Picture Butte, Westlock and Two Hills. That is less than 2013, which saw seven crashes resulting in eight deaths.
Officers were also out on the roads in full force, laying over 5,700 charges for infractions like speeding and impaired driving. Those numbers are only for Integrated Traffic Service patrols on Alberta highways.
It was also a quieter weekend in area campgrounds, partly due to rain in the forecast.