Caution Urged for Easter Travels
Prince George, B.C. – ICBC is urging caution for motorists venturing out on provincial highways this Easter long weekend.
According to ICBC crash and injury data (2009-2013) and police fatality data (2009-2013) an average of 17 people are injured in 130 crashes every year in the North Central region this long weekend.
“As families spend quality time together over the Easter long weekend, it’s important people take precautions to avoid any road trips from ending in tragedy,” says Suzanne Anton, Attorney General and Minister of Justice. “If your plans include driving, get plenty of rest before you travel, avoid distractions when behind the wheel, and check road and weather conditions at drivebc.ca to help reach your destination safely.”
Police will also be out in full force patrolling provincial highways.
“Police will be on the lookout throughout B.C. this weekend for drivers who put others at risk,” says Chief Officer Neil Dubord, Chair of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee. “Driving is a complex task and many crashes could be avoided if drivers focused their full attention when on the roads.
ICBC also reminds motorists to drive relative to conditions, especially if roads are wet or icy.
Drivers are also advised to take their vehicles in for a spring tune-up.