The beginning of the construction holiday: new security rules at airports

News 20 July, 2017
  • QMI agency

    Thursday, 20 July 2017 21:26

    Thursday, 20 July 2017 21:26

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    MONTREAL | Quebec will be many to take the road of the holidays in the next few days, or even next few hours.

    Leisure travelers, however, will have to be patient, even more if they pass through the airport.

    It is that the american authorities have reinforced their security measures.

    One of these new rules regarding electronic devices. Passengers who bring with them should be able, if it is larger than a cell, for example a tablet or a laptop, to have a quick access to the device.

    They will be more able to withdraw it from its holster and putting it into operation quickly. Failing this, they may have to give up to cross the checkpoint with their camera.

    At the Montréal-Trudeau airport, most passengers interviewed Thursday by TVA News were rather favourable to the implementation of such measures, “if it is for our safety”.

    Enhanced security on the roads

    On the roads of the province, the police officers promise to have an eye on the drivers who will be more likely to circulate on the main roads.

    It must be said that the two weeks of construction holidays are a period often deadly: 11 deaths were recorded last year on the territory of the Sûreté du Québec.

    The police authorities take the opportunity to remember that pedestrians and cyclists are the most vulnerable and a collision at over 60 km/h leaves almost no chance of survival to the latter.