Expect more police activity this long weekend

It’s the long weekend, and that means the RCMP will be out in full force.

The Fort St. John RCMP will be conducting road blocks throughout the area. They will also be patrolling for speed, seat belt compliance, and looking for impaired drivers. The RCMP say those are the top three factors to fatalities and serious injury collisions.

Extra officers have been called in to enhance enforcement initiatives.

Motorists can expect minor delays as a result of the road check stops.

Last year, police caught speeders, people driving contrary to restrictions on their license and open alcohol in their vehicle.They also found numerous improper mechanical hookups between vehicles and towed trailers.

As a result, many of these vehicles were forced to be left at roadside.

The RCMP recommends people to check all mechanical conditions on trailers and hookups before the weekend begins to ensure safe travels.

As well, being intoxicated while driving an All Terrain Vehicle is a criminal code offence, regardless of where the vehicle is being operated. The RCMP will be monitoring ATV activity in the area.

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