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Drive safe on long weekend: OPP

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With the long weekend and good weather ahead, members of your local OPP detachment are encouraging drivers to stay alert and make wise choices while travelling.

  • Drive safe

Aggressive driving habits such as speeding, following too close, or unsafe passing can lead to tragedy on our highways.

  • Buckle up

It's a proven fact “seatbelts save lives,” which includes drivers, passengers, and child restraint systems such as car seats and booster seats.

  • Just drive

Drivers are encouraged to keep your thumbs on the wheel. Distractions such as cellphones, changing radio stations, or eating while driving can take your attention off the roadway just long enough to cause a collision.

Drivers also are reminded those caught using a hand-held device will face a fine of $400, plus a victim surcharge and court fees for a total of $490, as well as three demerit points.

  • Stay sober

There is no excuse for drinking and driving. Walk, take a cab, or arrange for a designated driver.

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