Alberta police forces to crack down on speeders this coming week
Edmonton /

Albertans who like to put the pedal to the metal could be in for a surprise this week.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, police forces around the province are going to make a special efforts to nail speeders.

Jeanette Espie, a spokesman for Alberta Transportation's Office of Traffic Safety, says movies, TV shows and video games often glamorize speeding but it can often end in injury or death.

She says one out of four fatal crashes in Alberta involves speeding.

Transportation spokesman Jerry Bellika says collisions cost the province about $4 billion annually, the bulk of it for health care.

The speeding crackdown will be coupled with a media advertising campaign telling of the dangers of speeding. (The Canadian Press,blb)