The Cochrane community is being reminded to travel safely on all roadways and trails over the long weekend.

As Family Day long weekend begins, Media Officer Stephanie Belec says drivers can expect to see an increase in police presence from the Cochrane Detachment of the OPP on Highways and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs’ trails.

Police will be conducting the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere, or RIDE checkpoints at various locations.

Officers are also reminding the community that if attending the local winter carnival or the one in nearby Mattice, to be extra cautious of pedestrians while driving

Police ask that you drive safe and report any possible instances of impaired driving.