SGI Wants People to Safe Travelling During Labour Day Long Weekend

Labour Day is the last warm weather long weekend of the year, and SGI is reminding people to take it safe if travelling.

The insurance company’s Tyler McMurchy says long weekends tend to mean busier highways, and they want motorists to take care.

“We expect they’ll be people heading to the lake or heading to visit some friends in a neighbouring community,” McMurchy said. “With heavier traffic the risk of collision on our highways does increase.”

SGI is asking people to obey speed limits, don’t drive impaired or distracted, and make sure everyone is buckled up.

McMurchy also says watch for farm equipment.

“This time of year, you’re going to be especially mindful of the fact that it’s harvest and there will be farmers moving their equipment between fields and sometimes they’ll be moving their equipment on our highways and on our roads so slow down and give those farmers plenty of space.”

Four people died in road accidents last weekend, and McMurchy is hoping there won’t be a single one this weekend.

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