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Quebec Police Are 'Intensifying' Operations On Roads & Trails Over The Next 2 Weeks

These two weeks represent "the time of year when fatal and injury collisions are highest," the SQ says.

Sûreté du Québec To 'Intensify' Operations On Roads & Trails

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) announced Thursday that it will conduct a special operation during the construction holiday from July 16 to August 1 on provincial roads, waterways and even trails.

"Approximately one third of Quebecers take vacations during this period, which results in a considerable increase in travel on the road network," the SQ said in a news release.

Because Quebecers have to mostly stick to domestic travel for the time being, the police force is expecting even more people to take to the roads this year.

And the additional traffic can be deadly.

The SQ says "the construction vacation period is the time of year when fatal and injury collisions are highest."

It counted eight deaths due to collisions in its jurisdiction during the two-week vacation period last year, according to the news release.

"We remind you that helmets must be worn by all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts and that it is strongly recommended to wear a personal flotation device at all times when boating," the provincial police force added.