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OPP out an area highways this holiday weekend

Highways are expected to be heavy this weekend with Canada Day falling on Monday giving everyone a long weekend.

And with school coming to an end it means numerous families begin heading out on various vacations.

The Nipissing West OPP want everyone to have a safe weekend.

So with that in mind, police will be out looking for aggressive drivers who make the roadways unsafe for others.

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The goal is to reduce injuries and deaths.

During 2018, the Northeast Region saw 31 fatal highway collisions, four deadly off-road vehicle crashes and another 12 marine-related deaths.

Things like impaired driving, either through liquor or drugs, speeding and stunt driving will all be on the police radar over the long weekend.

Officers will have zero tolerance for any type of aggressive driving and that includes the people who drive too closely to the vehicle ahead.

Police want drivers to keep plenty of room between them and other vehicles, slow it down and drive sober.

In addition to the roadways, police will also be patrolling waterways and they will be looking for impaired boaters.

Their advice is to keep the booze and cannabis out of your vessel.

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