St. Jean Baptiste day just ended, and with Canada Day approaching this weekend many of us will be heading out of the city for a little vacation time to celebrate. Needless to say, for most of us drinking will be involved.

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The number of collisions during this week in recent years has been ridicoulously high, due to speeding, drivers under the influence, not wearing a seatbelt and distraction caused by cell phones. This has cause for some extra caution this time around. 

The Sûreté du Québec are increasing their presence on all roads this upcoming holiday weekend in attempt to control and limit the amount of dangerous drivers. The SQ is calling caution for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. 

Officers will be using aerial surveillance to catch anyone speeding or using their phone while driving. Last year helicopters were used for the 10 days leading up to the long weekend, and lasted until July 3. 

Police are urging those who are travelling to plan trips well in advance and to understand the rules of the road before embarking on your trip.

I think the moral here is to be responsible this holiday weekend and report to police if you see anyone showing signs of reckless driving. 

Happy Canada Day, Quebec!


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