OPP Target Water and Roads This Long Weekend

Just ahead of the long weekend, OPP are reminding travelers to drive safely.

The Victoria Day holiday weekend has traditionally been associated with the start of summer, a time where people are caught up in the excitement of outdoor activities after a long cold winter.

Officers say they will be out in full force on the water, roads and trails.

The OPP are reminding boaters "Whether you are at the cottage, cruising, fishing, or paddling, we all have a role to play to ensure our time on the water is safe and enjoyable for everyone," says Inspector Mike Francis, Leeds County Detachment Commander.

"Take the booze out of boating to travel safely and enjoy this boating season."

Police will focus on targeting impaired driving, seatbelt use, as well as distracted driving.