While people are getting together this weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving, many RCMP officers are going to be on the roads and highways trying to keep us safe.
According to an RCMP release, this long weekend brings an increase in traffic.
That’s because of people travelling to visit loved ones, and post-secondary students returning home for the first long weekend of the school year.
Corporal Jullie Rogers-Marsh says the choices made by drivers can prevent serious and fatal crashes.
Those include never drinking and driving, putting mobile devices away, and always wearing a seatbelt.
This long weekend, the RCMP will be conducting checkstops along highways and secondary roads.
Officers will also be setup in various locations with radar guns to ensure drivers are obeying the speed limit.