Halifax District RCMP and Halifax Regional Police (HRP) – Partners in Policing – expect Natal Day weekend will be busy with people visiting the city and residents travelling to visit friends, attend festivals and participate in the many Natal Day events.
Partners in Policing want this weekend to be a safe and memorable weekend for everyone. Here are a few things to keep in mind for this mid-summer, long weekend:
– Watch for increased pedestrian traffic. With children out of school and many adults on vacation, pedestrian traffic swells on our streets and roadways.
– Plan a safe ride home or plan to stay overnight if consuming alcohol – don’t drink and drive.
– Slow down, keep your distance with the car in front of you while in heavy traffic and always buckle up – make sure everyone arrives at their destination safely.
– Safe boating means that alcohol and boating do not mix. Police encourage everyone going on the water, whether it be Halifax Harbour or any of the hundreds of lakes in our region, to respect the laws and have a fun-filled ‘dry’ experience.
– Do not leave valuables in your vehicle in parking lots or unattended on the beach while enjoying a swim.
– If consuming alcohol be responsible when using it.
Halifax District RCMP and HRP will be conducting check checkpoints across Halifax this weekend. Whether citizens arrange for a designated driver, choose public transit or a cab, it is important to have a plan to get home safe. Police also remind citizens that if they see a suspected impaired driver please call 911 with the location, brief description, and license plate number of the vehicle.
Partners in Policing would like to wish everyone a fun and safe Natal Day weekend.