CAMPBELLTON, N.B.- It’s one of the busiest times of the year and the RCMP in New Brunswick wants people to be mindful of a couple of important issues.

Spokesman Sergeant Stephen Dibblee says 10 to 20 percent of people in the province don’t lock their vehicles.

Dibblee says a number of people leave their keys in the ignition. “Later on, whether they may be damaged or not damaged, people should be mindful of is if a vehicle is recovered or found or believed to be stolen and the keys were left in it they may  run into problems with their insurance agencies afterwards in filing a claim”, says Dibblee.

Dibblee says most police agencies will also be increasing staff to try to cut down on the number of impaired driving cases.

RCMP in Hampton say of the eight fatal motor vehicle accidents in the district in 2012, 25 percent involved alcohol or drug use.