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How to stay safe this long weekend

Friday, May 16, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT STE MARIE
POLICE SERVICE

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Each long weekend we hear of tragedies that could have been avoided. 

Homes are broken into while the owners are away, motorists are killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions and deaths occur on our waterways.

The following information may help keep citizens safe and help ensure that everyone has a safe long weekend.

If you are going away:

  • Make sure your home appears occupied
  • Leave lights on and use timers
  • Inform your trusted neighbours you are away and ask them to keep an eye on your residence
  • Half of all home burglaries occur during the daytime when alert neighbours could spot and report suspicious activity

While on the road:

  • Wear your seatbelt and ensure your passengers are buckled in
  • Don’t text and drive
  • Don’t drink and drive
  • Use your signal lights and give others advance warning of your lane changes
  • Slow down and obey the speed limit

While on the water:

  • Don’t drink and operate a vessel
  • Wear your life jacket
  • The water is still cool, levels are high which increases the current and puts water in places it may not usually be
  • Let others know your route and when you are expected to return

Enjoy the long weekend and be safe.

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guestwho 5/16/2014 10:19:53 AM Report

thank you ,that was very informative ,hopefuly I will survive the weekend now!!!
Bad Dawg 5/16/2014 11:47:21 AM Report

yes some people need these hammered into their heads. I guarantee there will be at least one statistic.
Powerwise 5/16/2014 2:37:36 PM Report

Screwwwwwwwwwwww that!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got my truck i can do whatever i want in it i like to drink u kno have a good time when. i go out for camping and. fish. I like to have a . good drink or two i go just not hurt anybody.

i am the rebel of tha north. you are not go e
bulletcards 5/16/2014 6:34:22 PM Report

from the looks of it powerwise has already finished a few pre-celebration bottles.

Noticed don't drink and boat. Didn't see DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

very iteresting
bulletcards 5/16/2014 6:35:32 PM Report

whoops maybe i'm drunk? i see it now
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