In accompaniment with their new duties and responsibilities, a new fleet Highway Patrol Vehicles are hitting to roadways this Canada Day.
Speaking about the new vehicles at a press conference this past week, Saskatchewan’s Highways Minister David Marit said the new vehicles are quite easy to identify. They even include all the technology RCMP cruisers are currently equipped with.
“The staff and the ministry, we came up with this and we’re excited about it,” he said. “I’ve had a good look at the vehicles, they’re well equipped. They got cameras, the computers, they got the places for if they have to take someone into custody.”
The vehicles will still enforce commercial vehicle rules and regulations, but now can also respond to 911 calls, investigate impaired drivers, and take action when offences are committed to name a few, with the idea to help reduce rural crime.
“It’s going to assist the RCMP and municipal police in other duties, too,” said Marit.