The Victoria Day May long weekend is upon us and for most Canadians we celebrate the unofficial end of another long winter and an unofficial beginning of another beautiful summer. In Alberta, RCMP say they will be out in full force. They’ll be looking for speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving and other road infractions.
It is true and sad to say that far too many Canadians will lose their lives or suffer serious injury during the May 18 long weekend as hundreds of thousands of people head out on our highways.
Unfortunately, the excitement that comes with the first long weekend of spring results in far more vehicles on the road than normal and far too many people in a hurry to get to where they want to go.
So slow down, take your time and follow the rules of the road. The May long weekend.is also known for being one of the deadliest travel weekends.
So do drive carefully, act responsibly on the roads and lakes and don’t become another horrible Canadian statistic.
The roads are only as safe as the people that are driving.
Roads themselves don’t cause accidents, it’s driving behaviour that causes accidents.
In Canada we call this holiday “Victoria Day” which celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday.