Policing your vacation
Quebec's provincial police force is getting ready for an intense blitz during the two-week construction holiday.
In July 2011, 42 people died on Quebec roads. Police are hoping to reduce that number.
"On the road, we detect that young people don't wear their seatbelt," said Cpt. Jimmy Potvin with the SQ. "In fatal collisions, some of them are ejected from the car."
Why the blitz? Officials say that because so many Quebeckers are off to the cottage, or on holiday, that means there are many more car trips are made on Quebec roads. Police need to be out there in large numbers too.
Police say that if all parents speak to their children, one million people under 25-years-old will be reminded to drive responsibility. If that saves just one life, Potvin said, it would be one less death during the popular Quebec vacation time.
The SQ showed off some of their equipment to reporters at the St-Hubert airport Tuesday morning. Here is a look at what they use: