Going into a long weekend ICBC is reminding drivers to share the road and drive smart.
Statistics reveal that every Labour Day weekend in British Columbia, five people die and 580 people are injured in 2,100 crashes across the province.
Within the Southern B.C. Interior, on average, 81 people are injured in 330 crashes every Labour Day long weekend.
“On highways, expect to see many RVs, motorcyclists and trucks,” ICBC advises. “If you’re staying in town, expect more pedestrians and cyclists on the road. The key to sharing the road safely is to stay focused on driving and look out for the road users around you. Avoid distractions which will take your eyes off the road and your mind off driving.”
DriveBC.ca. is a key resource to check for up-to-date road conditions and traffic advisories.
st to keep up with the flow of traffic.