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Travelling on May Long? Tips to Get There Safely: CAA

May 15, 2014 3:30 PM | News

Road TripThe May long weekend is almost here and CAA Manitoba is ensuring those on the road remain safe.

The automobile association is reminding motorists to slow down and move over for all emergency vehicles, including tow trucks.

Driving sober and undistracted will also ensure you arrive at your destination safely, including securing any items on the outside of your vehicle in a way that doesn’t obstruct your views.

“Many of us are excited to head out of the city this weekend,” said Angèle Young, public and government affairs specialist for CAA Manitoba. “These tips will help make sure we all get to our destination safely.”

CAA also reminds drivers to check their vehicle’s lights and turning lights to ensure they are in good working order. The same precautions apply if you’re pulling a boat or a trailer.

Highways are expected to be busier than usual this weekend, so plan ahead and prepare for any delays that may arise. If you’re crossing the border, check wait times for U.S.-bound or Canada-bound traffic.

Effective Friday, fines for speeding in a construction zone in Manitoba drastically increase in an effort to better protect roadside workers.