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Saturday, May 17, 2014

RCMP Conducting Traffic Stops This Holiday Weekend

While you might feel like letting loose this long weekend, RCMP reminding you to adopt a different attitude if you're getting behind the wheel. 

As part of Road Safety Week, police in New Brunswick will be conducting traffic stops on roads and highways throughout the province as there's usually more traffic on holiday weekends which increases the likelihood of car crashes. 

Staff Sergeant James Bates of Traffic Services says you should wear your seat-belt, drive sober and put down the cell phones and iPods to reduce the risk of a crash. 

Of the 38 fatal crashes that New Brunswick RMCP responded to last year, seven of them involved alcohol or drugs.