RCMP traffic officers will be out in full force this September Long Weekend.

Don’t let the rush of the upcoming holiday divert your attention from the road.

Sgt. Ian Mitchell from RCMP Traffic Services reminds drivers that police will be out and about looking for unsafe factors such as impaired driving, speeding and seat belt usage.

Mitchell adds that potential for impaired drivers increases around long weekends, leading to more officers out and about to help monitor the roads.

Remember, if you plan to celebrate the long weekend by having a few drinks, please plan to have a designated driver to ensure a safe ride home.