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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Make safe driving part of long weekend plans

VICTORIA – As the Canada Day long weekend approaches, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure encourages travellers to stay safe on the road by planning ahead and using extra caution.

General tips for a safe trip include:

* allowing additional time to get to your destination due to more people on the roads;

* packing food and bottled water for passengers, as well as pets, and planning breaks at rest areas:

* leaving the phone alone and wearing seatbelts;

* obeying all posted speed limits and slowing down in bad weather;

* driving with extra caution, watching for motorcyclists, and sharing the road with cyclists and other users; and

* making sure your vehicle is up for the drive by checking engine oil, washer fluid, lights and tires, including the spare.

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