SQ stepping up patrols over the May long weekend

The Sûreté du Québec announced that it is intensifying its patrols of Quebec roadways this long weekend. 

The provincial police force started the enhanced patrols on Friday and they will continue through until the end of Monday. 

"This weekend announces spring's arrival," said the SQ on Facebook. "Do not ruin it. Do not be part of the statistics." 

The SQ wants Quebecers to "be careful" and to help improve upon last year's road safety record of just four fatal collisions and 143 incidents involving injuries.