Be Safe on the Roadways this Long Weekend
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.