Canada’s government has recently introduced new road restrictions for travel to and from Alberta.
The new restrictions apply to travel between Edmonton and Calgary, with no restrictions on travel to or from Saskatchewan.
Alberta’s Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Regional Development (MPI) says the restrictions are part of an overall strategy to combat climate change.
“I want to reiterate that all of the new rules will help Alberta reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, but they are not a substitute for action to reduce emissions from transportation,” MPI Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mary Polak said.
“The new regulations do not require motorists to change their vehicles to reduce their emissions, and they will not affect all drivers.”
Polak also noted that Alberta’s fuel economy standards will not be affected.
In addition, Polak noted that drivers who wish to purchase new fuel-efficient vehicles are still able to do so.
While the restrictions do not apply to all vehicles, Polack said Alberta has recently issued new fuel economy requirements to all of its vehicles.
Polack noted that there is no restriction on vehicles with multiple front-drive and/or rear-drive engines.
Drivers who want to travel with multiple engines are advised to choose one engine to use and to avoid using more than one engine.
There are also no restrictions for passengers and drivers.