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HomeNewsCampbell River RCMP says ‘very few’ collisions were reported during recent snowstorms

Campbell River RCMP says ‘very few’ collisions were reported during recent snowstorms

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The Campbell River RCMP has shared its weekly report.

203 calls for service were responded too during the week of Jan. 14th to the 21st.

Over the course of the week, the chilly temperatures and record snowfall did not stop Campbell River residents from getting behind the wheel.

During the sloppy road conditions on Jan. 15th and 16th, four collisions were reported to police all with no major injuries.

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“For the most part, the people of Campbell River handled the snow on the roads with patience and care,” says Cst. Maury Tyre. “There were very few collisions reported to the Campbell River RCMP during the recent snowstorms. There were still a couple of issues with people who ventured out on the road without proper tires and not realizing that having four-wheel drive doesn’t improve stopping distance on ice.”

Three of the four reported collisions involved four-wheel drive vehicles, with two of the three collisions involving four-wheel drive vehicles single-vehicle incidents.

Though it may provide more traction for a vehicle to get going in when it is slippery, vehicles with four-wheel drive still need to slow down in wintery conditions, leave more space between other vehicles, and leave more room for stopping distances. 

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