With the last long weekend of the summer upon us, ICBC is asking you to share the road and do your part to drive safely.
Every Labour Day long weekend, it says approximately 72 people are injured in 310 crashes on Vancouver Island.
Province-wide, on average four people die and 600 people are injured in 2,100 crashes.
“The key to sharing the road safely is staying focused on driving and looking out for road users around you,” ICBC says.
“Avoid distractions which will take your eyes off the road and your mind off driving. Police across B.C. are cracking down on distracted drivers as part of this month’s enforcement and education campaign.”
ICBC’s top 4 tips include:
- Taking a break from your phone while driving
- Allowing at least two seconds of following distance between vehicles in good road conditions, and at least three seconds on high-speed roads
- Leaving extra space when behind a truck or RV
- Checking road conditions at DriveBC.ca before hitting the road