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October 27, 2017 8:51 pm

Long Weekend Road Reminder

Friday, October 7, 2016 @ 5:50 AM

Prince George, B.C.- Another long weekend lies ahead  and  that means  plenty of folks will be hitting the highways to share Thanksgiving with family or friends.

As is the case with every long weekend,  RCMP are reminding drivers to prepare for the journey, first by making sure  your vehicle is  in good running shape  to get  you there and back safely  and  by making  sure you have the proper winter tires on your  vehicle.

Last year, 22 people were injured in 150 crashes in North Central B.C. on the Thanksgiving  long weekend.

Hours of sunlight are  reduced this time of the year, and  wildlife are on the move.

Check  road conditions before heading out  so  you are better prepared for  changing  conditions.

As always,  whether a long weekend or not,  police remind drivers to leave the phone alone unless  your vehicle is equipped with a hands free device,  or  you are able to pull over ( when safe to do so), put the vehicle in park and take  the call.



Another long weekend and another reminder from RCMP to leave the phones alone while driving. Obviously these reminders must be for the benefit of those who have been living in a cave or just returned from a visit to another planet because everyone knows the rules, reminders are no longer required, just hammer the idiots with big fines and 10 demerits. Second offence bye bye car for 30 days.

Keep right except to pass!

    Now that is a message the RCMP should be conveying!!

      They also need to start going after those drivers who don’t turn their lights on. Give them one warning, then next time take their license away, they’re obviously too stupid to be behind the wheel.

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