May long weekend is traditionally the official launch of summer travel in Saskatchewan. Highways typically see an increase in traffic and with that, an increase in serious collisions.
In order to make the weekend safer for all road users, the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan unit (Central Region), along with the Saskatoon Police Service Traffic Unit, are teaming up to ensure that everyone gets to their destinations safely.
High visibility sobriety check stops are planned for each night of the long weekend both in the city of Saskatoon and surrounding highways.
Additional Police resources will also be dedicated to traffic enforcement within Saskatoon and surrounding areas. These officers will be strictly enforcing traffic laws pertaining to speeding, aggressive and distracted driving, passing offenses and alcohol-related offenses. Motorists can expect to see a Police presence on highways.
Motorists are reminded that it is the law to slow to 60 km/h when passing any emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the highway with lights flashing.
Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) - Central Region is a traffic safety unit made up of members of the Saskatoon Police Service and RCMP 'F' Division working to make roads safer.