The construction holiday begins this weekend and hundreds of thousands of Quebecers are taking their vacations.
The Minister of Transport, Laurent Lessard and the Suûreté du Quebec are asking quebecers to drive with vigilance over the holidays.
The Minister of Transport reminds Quebecers that several construction sites remain active during this holiday period and construction site conditions need to be followed even when construction workers are absent.
Police have increased their presence on some construction sites. Mobile photo radars will also be used to detect speeding.
Fines for speeding in construction zones will be quite expensive:
- $ 110 for speeding 20 km/h over the speed limit
- $ 210 for speeding 30 km/h over the speed limit
- $ 390 for speeding 45 km/h over the speed limit
You have been warned.
The SQ is also asking Quebecers to drive with extra care for the next two weeks since roads will be more congested than usual.
A quarter of the province’s workers are on holiday and the chance for road accidents increases when there are more drivers on the road.
During last year’s construction holiday, the SQ said 11 people died in road accidents.
The SQ and CAA-Québec are reminding drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians to be mindful of each other and share the road in order to avoid accidents.
The SQ is also asking people to plan their travels ahead of time, to remain patient at the wheel and avoid any distractions.
Presse Canadienne contributed to this report.