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SGI warns drivers about possible collisions this summer

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SGIwarns drivers to keep their heads up when traveling this summer.

"trafficdeaths are certainly known, but unfortunately summer months are usually the most common place," McMurchy said. I am saying.

He also mentioned sharing roads with heavy trucks.

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Semi-tracks made up about 3% of the vehicles involved in the collision, but we believe they made up about 13% of the vehicles involved in the fatal collision. "

"If you get caught up in a conflict with a semi-track, the results are much more serious."

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He said that the driver takes time for the semi to stop, and if you can't see the truck mirror, they can't see you.

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Staff Sgt. Patrick Barbar of the Saskatoon Police Service traffic unit talked about vulnerable road users who are cyclists, motorcycles and pedestrians.

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"Cars are made for safety, made in safety cages, with airbags and other safety features We have seat belts, which other vulnerable road users don't have, "Barber said.

"It turns out that most of the time vulnerable road users are involved in a collision, it's because the car or truck driver wasn't looking at them. It's definitely a matter of paying attention and not distracting. "

SGI gave some tips this month on how drivers can keep themselves and others safe. ..

  • Scan the street in front of you.
  • Check the mirrors often.
  • Slow down as you pass through the work zone.
  • Always double check that the lane is clear before changing lanes.
  • Keep a safe distance from other road users.
  • Pay attention to the speed when overtaking pedestrians and cyclists.

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