Alberta is definitely the “wild west” of Canada – especially when it comes to being on the road.
Posted speed limits are typically 110 km/h on the highways, but toss in an extra 30 km/h, young guys driving “rig rockets”, and just about everyone using a cell phone, putting on makeup or watching a movie behind the wheel and you have a recipe for disaster on the highways in this province!
Winter driving out here? Keep your distance. Temperatures in the winter here can be regularly colder than -20C – but a ‘black shiny’ road to most drivers means ‘go faster’ – for some odd reason, they just can’t figure out black and shiny means ICE!
A typical Rig Rocket in Alberta is something to watch out for. Behind the wheel is generally (but not always) a young driver who has more money than brains from working in the oil fields. They’re driving way too fast and probably texting someone at the same time.