With the long weekend kicking off, OPP is reminding motorists of the risks involved with motorcycles and off road vehicles.

Losing control or speed is almost always a factor in fatal crashes involving these types of vehicles. That’s why police say it’s imperative to wear a helmet and never drive impaired.

Motorcycle deaths in Ontario hit a nine-year high last year, with 32 deaths reported on OPP patrolled roads.

It’s also Canada Road Safety Week, so the OPP is asking drivers of all types of vehicles to participate. They’re raising awareness about the big four killers: driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, lack of occupant restraint, driving while distracted, and aggressive driving.

This weekend, police are reminding drivers to share the road, wear a helmet and obey the speed limits.