An influx of drivers on a fairly mild long weekend will have members of the Regina Police Service at the ready when it comes to keeping area roads safe.
Whether it be provincially funded or just an enhanced service traffic operation, RPS said they will be out in full force this weekend, making sure both Regina residents and guests are behaving themselves on the road.
Chief Evan Bray told 620 CKRM Source News that the boost in numbers shouldn’t come as a surprise.
“Typically, on a long weekend, we know that there’s an increase in people on the roadways, and we know there’s an increased number of visitors in our community. Our job is to make sure they’re safe,” said Bray.
More than 600 impaired driving tickets were handed out across the province in the last two months of 2016.
When it comes to the capital city, in the first two months of 2017, RPS said there were 88 recorded instances of impaired driving in Regina.