Traffic Thursday: Police departments get into winter driving rap battle

Police forces across the country are rapping to remind drivers about driving safely during the winter.
Police forces across the country are rapping to remind drivers about driving safely during the winter. Photo: REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

Slow down and be nice, when you see ice!

In a hilarious safe winter driving competition,several police departments across Canada are creating their own lyrics to well-known rap songs, in an effort to remind people that winter driving requires extra care.

The Kindersley, Sask. RCMP posted lyrics to the melody of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby”:

“Alright stop! Collaborate and listen, 
Snow is back and these roads are glistenin'
The snow grabs a hold of me tightly
Slippery like a skating rink daily and nightly…”

Edmonton, Alta. police took on the challenge and posted lyrics set to the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”:

“Now this is a story all about how

My car got flipped — turned upside down

And I'd like to take a minute

Just sit right there

I'll tell you how my car spun out of control in mid-air..."

Who won the battle? The jury’s still out on that one.

Moose crashes through Saskatchewan driver’s windshield

The traffic news takes us from the hilarious to the scary.

In Saskatchewan, east of Wadena, a moose crashed through a driver’s windshield over the weekend after it ran onto a local highway.

A moose being hit by a car is, unfortunately, nothing new in this part of the province, which is also called “moose country.” However, what made this accident so scary, is not just that the moose managed to go through the driver’s windshield, but also that it kept thrashing its head around in the front of the car.

Unfortunately, the man was trapped with the thrashing moose for several minutes until the moose died and someone managed to get him out of the car.

The driver was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Traffic stop results in discovery of kidnapped Quebec woman

During a traffic stop in Beloeil, Que., police found a lot more than they bargained for – mainly a woman that had been reported missing a day before.

Police tried to pull the vehicle over after the suspect’s license plates were flagged, but the man driving the vehicle refused to stop. A chase ensued and the man crashed at the end of Beloeil Bridge.

When police opened the car, they found a handcuffed woman inside. They later found out she had been reported missing from Montreal, after she was taken to hospital.

Meanwhile, the man is facing sexual assault, kidnapping, and impersonating a police officer amongst 14 other charges.

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