Make sure to plan ahead before hitting the road this holiday weekend.

As Christmas creeps up, the O.P.P.  wants you to keep safety in mind when making your travel plans. Constable Samantha Bigley says you should give yourself lots of extra time to get to your destination and always have a safety kit in your car just in case.

For those celebrating with some holiday spirits, Bigley warns you to plan ahead to either take a taxi or spend the night. The Festive RIDE program is running until January and officers will be out on various Muskoka highways and roads day and night.

Bigley says officers are trained to spot drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs.

She says the most important thing for drivers to remember is to move over and slow down when you see emergency vehicles or tow trucks on the side of the road.

If you don’t pull over and slow down you can be fined up to $4,000 and have three demerit points added to your licence.

Environment Canada is warning Muskoka roads could become icy on Friday night as there’s a chance of freezing rain in the district. Regular rain is expected to fall Saturdaymorning and will clear up by the afternoon.