This Civic long weekend you’ll be seeing lots of police officers on the roads, on the water, on the trails and even in the sky, conducting aerial patrols.
Along highways, OPP will be targeting aggressive drivers, speeders, those not buckled up and anyone impaired behind the wheel.
When it comes to boating, Sudbury Media Officer, Constable Michelle Coulombe, says officers are looking for impairment, proper equipment, competency cards and also life-saving personal flotation devices.
She says there must be a life-jacket for every person on board the vessel and police recommend you wear it.
Coulombe says many boating fatalities could have been prevented had the victim either not been impairment or been wearing a life-jacket.
The new rules for proof of competency come into effect September 15th, meaning all boaters must carry a competency card on them when operating a motorized pleasure craft.
Couombe says impaired charges are all the same regardless of whether the person is driving a car, boat or ATV.