The Lethbridge Police Service has sent out a reminder to those participating in the Street Machine Weekend to celebrate responsibly and to obey the traffic laws. The event will start with a drive-in movie on Thursday and will wrap up on Sunday. Police are expecting a lot of spectators to show up this weekend.
“This would be the first year in a couple of years that everything is lifted. I do expect that Mayor Magrath drive is going to be lined down both sides with spectators and vehicles. We have had bumper to bumper traffic the last couple of years regardless, I don’t think we had as many spectators but I do expect that’s going to increase this year for sure. This weekend is all about antique vehicles, obviously those vehicles are going to be doing their parade on Friday night. What we are looking for this weekend is any type of major traffic violation, stunting, racing, stuff like that, that we are going to be cracking down on,” said Acting Sergeant Brent Paxman for the Traffic Response Unit of the Lethbridge Police Service.
This is the 44th year the event has been taking place in our city.