The Victoria Day long weekend is here and that means many families are taking a road trip this weekend.
The May long weekend also marks the start of camping and cottage season.
Christine Niemczyk is the Director of Corporate Communications and Public Relations with CAA Saskatchewan.
She says there will be plenty of increased traffic all weekend long.
“You should be looking for other types of out there,” said Niemczyk. “So, we do have campers, boat trailers, recreational vehicles, motorcyles. And let’s not forget our farming friends. They’re also going to be using our highways to get to point-A and point-B.”
Niemczyk urges motorists to be extra vigilant on the highways this weekend and not worry about “making extra time” while travelling to your destination.
“We tend to feel rushed – we tend to feel we have to get there sooner, quicker, faster,” said Niemczyk. “We’re not the only motorist out there. We have to remember that lots of families are travelling, a lot of professionals – be they farmers or otherwise. We all want to get to where we want to go.”
But above all, Niemczyk says there undoubtedly will be plenty of parties and she urges everyone to not drink and drive.
“And CAA is very fortunate to work with Students Against Drinking and Driving,” she said. “Hats off to those students who — at that young age — are reminding us of our responsibilities. So if you intend to drink, please don’t drive.”