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Drive safe this weekend: OPP

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With the Canada Day holiday approaching and summer upon us, the Rainy River District OPP wants to remind motorists to take care and use caution when travelling on roadways and highways.

OPP officers will be conducting R.I.D.E. and seatbelt spot checks to ensure strict compliance when it comes to impaired driving and seatbelt usage.

The four main driving behaviours that put all road users at risk are driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, lack of occupant restraint, driving while distracted, and aggressive driving.

Every road user can play a part in reducing the “Big 4” killers on our roads during these summer months and throughout the year.

The OPP is asking motorists to be extra observant for children playing and walking along roadways.

Reduce your speed in residential areas and areas where children are known to be such as parks and playgrounds.

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