(CARAQUET, NB) – With the festivities surrounding Acadian Day approaching, the District 8 Acadian Peninsula RCMP are working closely with various emergency service partners and city councils to prepare for the celebrations.
The RCMP would like to remind the public about certain safety rules. People attending the celebrations are asked to show courtesy, patience and respect on the road. There will be a lot of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians on the road, and some streets will be closed.
“During the days leading up to August 15, some motorists take advantage of the celebrations to squeal their tires or spin doughnuts on the streets and roads of the Acadian Peninsula,” says Cst. Jean-François Dulac. “It is dangerous to combine erratic driving, streets full of people and sometimes alcohol. Everyone is responsible for their own actions and to show respect for others. Let’s do everything possible to avoid preventable incidents that could spoil the celebrations.”
Additional resources, including the RCMP helicopter, police dog service and marine patrols will also be used during the celebrations. The RCMP reminds the public that laws will be enforced and that anyone caught committing illegal activities can be fined or face criminal charges.