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Be Safe on the Roadways this Long Weekend

Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 5:58 AM

Prince George, B.C. –  Heading into the first long weekend of the new season,  and  the word  is once again  out there for drivers to  be prepared  for any  road trips.

On average every Easter long weekend,  on average, 20 people are injured in 130 crashes in the North Central region of B.C.

For many,  this will be the first road trip of the year,   and while winter may be over, there is  the possibility of  challenging road conditions along with increased  traffic  volumes.

Road conditions can change rapidly.  There may be black ice or  possibly snow  at higher elevations,  and there is  always the possibility  some roads may  experience flooding.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journey and to check drivebc.ca  for the  most up to date  road and weather  conditions.

Police  will be active this weekend, checking for aggressive  drivers and speeders.

Drivers are also reminded this is the time of year when there are motorcyclists,  bicyclists  and pedestrians , so  drivers are reminded to  be alert and watch for all road users.


And put your damn phones away! Ypu aren’t famous and a legend! You will get to where you (and other travellers) are going as safe as can be!

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