If you have experienced a summer in Drumheller, you know things can be a bit congested this time of year.
With construction, RV's and the business of tourist season, driving in the valley can be difficult.
"With tourist season, there is an increase in motor home and travel trailers. With these oversized vehicles, they take up more of the road way and that adds to the congestion," said Staff Sargent Kevin Charles. "We have to slow down and be patient, keep in mind the people in front of you might not know exactly where they are going. They make some sudden turns. That is why you want to give yourself lots of room.
The Town of Drumheller has also released construction projects throughout the town this summer that could cause delays in your daily commute.
"Speed fines do double in construction zones when workers are present. Please make sure everyone slows down and obeys the traffic signs or any temporary traffic lights. Watch out for the construction workers on the roadway, and give yourself a lot of time," urged Charles.
Although, it can be a hassle, the reduced speed are put in place to keep everyone safe.
"The maximum speeds do reduce for a reason in a construction zone. That is because of all the workers out there on the roadway, literally feet from passing vehicles. We want to make sure they are safe so please slow down," explained Charles.