Police Watching for Speeders
Prince George, B.C. – In the wake of yesterday’s crashes on Foothills Boulevard ( see previous story) a reminder that police throughout the province of B.C. will be watching to make sure drivers are driving at speeds appropriate for the current road conditions.
( at right, scene on Foothills bridge yesterday morning – photo 250News)
In northern B.C., serious crashes involving injury or death due to driving too fast for the conditions more than doubles as the weather worsens throughout fall.
Police are calling on drivers to adjust their driving for the road conditions. In poor weather, slow down, increase your following distance and allow extra travel time. Slowing down – especially as you approach intersections – gives you more time to react to pedestrians and other road users who are harder to see at this time of year.
“As the days get darker earlier and conditions worsen, it’s really important that drivers remember to adjust their speed and slow down when driving in bad weather conditions,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Always check drivebc.ca before heading out so you’re fully prepared for the road conditions ahead.”
Speeding is the leading cause of fatal car crashes in B.C. Drivers are reminded posted speed limits are set for ideal driving conditions only.