Whether it's a Remembrance Day service or any other event you're travelling to over the weekend, SGI is giving you advance notice of planned police checkstops.
"We encourage drivers to be patient as they pass through them. Of course, police at these checkstops will be watching for infractions like impaired driving, distracted driving, drivers and passengers not wearing their seatbelts and vehicles that are speeding. With the November Traffic Safety Spotlight being on suspended drivers and unregistered vehicles, that's something that everybody needs to be aware of as well. Make sure that, if your license is suspended, you're not behind the wheel, and make sure that your license plates are up to date," stated Tyler McMurchy, the Manager of Media Relations with SGI.
"Each and every weekend throughout the year, we know that police are always very focused on impaired driving. If you are impaired by alcohol or drugs, you should not be behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. There's no good reason to drive impaired, you should always plan a safe ride home."
The road conditions will also become a factor in your travels over the weekend. Unfortunately, the snow and ice will also be accompanied by another season.
"During this time of year, it's the rut. Deer and moose are out on the prowl, they're focused on finding new mates and they may not be paying good attention to crossing the roads safely. For motorists, it's really important that you keep your eyes on the road, scan both sides, look out for wildlife, especially in those areas where the yellow signs indicate that there is a high risk of wildlife collisions. Adjust your speed, especially if conditions are icy. You want to be able to react, in case a deer or a moose steps out onto the road in front of you."
You can consider it worth noting that deer and moose rarely cross at the yellow sign, rather, they prefer the risky art of jaywalking.