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OPP plans increased presence, offers safety tips for Canada Day long weekend

OPP plans increased presence, offers safety tips for Canada Day long weekend
OPP plans increased presence, offers safety tips for Canada Day long weekend


Provincial police are expecting an increase in traffic this Canada Day long weekend and are offering tips to keep you safe on the roads.

Const. Ed Sanchuk of West Region OPP says with more traffic, there will be more officers looking for unsafe and distracted drivers on the roads.

“If you are planning to go this long Canada Day weekend, make sure you bring plenty of patience as traffic will be heavy,” Sanchuk said on social media.

Sanchuck reminds drivers to wear a seat belt, not to become distracted while driving, to ensure there is no alcohol or drugs in their vehicle, and to reduce their speed and not drive too aggressively.

“From our OPP family to your family, the last thing you need is a police officer knocking on your door and delivering devastating news because you have an individual who is not wearing a seatbelt, an individual who is impaired by the influence of alcohol or drugs, texting or aggressive driving that caused a crash that could have been easily prevented,” Sanchuk said.