Mar 10, 2017
By Christine Ross
The Mass exodus begins today for the March Break and Toronto’s Pearson Airport is bracing for the busiest travel day of the season. About 130,000 passengers are expected to pass through the gates At Pearson today and more travelers means more lines and wait times. You’re reminded to arrive two hours early for domestic flights and three hours ahead of all US or international flight. If you plan to drive this week, a reminder from the CAA. Pack an emergency kit, test your battery and replace wiper blades if they are worn or damaged in any way. Some other tips to prepare for a lengthy drive include planning out the route, pack the right travel documents and have a look at the forecast. According to the CAA , two of the top driving destinations for March break are Orlando and Myrtle Beach.
Ontario Provincial Police are targeting distracted drivers during the March Break. In total, 65 people died in collisions last year in which an inattentive driver was either a contributing factor or the primary cause of the death. 2016 marked the fourth consecutive year that inattentive drivers were behind the highest number of lives lost on OPP-patrolled roads over the other main factors in road fatalities including speeding, failure to buckle up and impaired driving. The campaign runs from Monday March 13th to Sunday March 19th.
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