Quebec roads are subject to increased police surveillance during this holiday period.
< p class="e-p">Twelve people lost their lives on the roads of Quebec during the construction holidays, according to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), which also reports a death on the recreational tourism network.
< p class="e-p">In its annual review of the construction holidays, which took place this year from July 22 to August 7, the SQ explains that these deaths occurred in 11 collisions.
The provincial police force points out that speed, distraction and impaired driving remain the three main causes of collisions.
For the same period last year, the SQ had counted nine collisions on the road network and three on the recreational tourism network. Twelve people had lost their lives, including nine in road collisions.
As the holidays continue during the month of August, the SQ calls on motorists to remain cautious on their travels.