Written by Adam Cramm
After driving both northbound and southbound on highway 63 this weekend and seeing zero, that’s right, ZERO police cruisers, I am now absolutely convinced the so called “safety blitz” was less to do with safety and more to do with the government of Alberta giving the drivers of highway 63 a black eye and to simply shift responsibility onto them.
Playing politics with the lives of Albertans is unacceptable, irresponsible and quite frankly disgusting behaviour by this government. They have done nothing more then trivialize the importance of holding this government responsible for its commitments to twin this highway. They knew the driving habits of people on this highway when they committed to twinning it 6 years ago and still have done little to change it. Ultimately it is the government’s responsibility to hold these drivers accountable for their actions. Laws are only as effective as how well they are enforced and anybody that drives highway 63 knows that enforcement of laws on 63 is nearly non existent aside from a blitz from time to time.
I’m completely disgusted by this government’s negligence and they have now lost all credibility with me in their ability to govern this province responsibly.