CAMPBELL RIVER, BC – Distracted and impaired drivers, beware.

May is High-Risk Driving Month and the Campbell River RCMP are keeping their eyes open for high-risk drivers.

The detachment will have extra officers on the roads to deal with dangerous behaviours while driving.

According to a release, impaired driving and high speeds are great risks to cyclists, pedestrians, road crews, and other drivers.

Using electronics while driving takes the driver’s eyes off the road, putting people’s lives at risk.

As warmer weather comes, drivers need to pay extra attention to cyclists and motorcyclists.

Police are also reminding cyclists to follow the rules of the road carefully. Helmets and reflective strips are also very important so drivers can see them. Failure to follow this is an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Residents who see unsafe driving behaviours are asked to call the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221. If they suspect a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol, call 911 immediately.