Tips to stay safe and enjoy the Easter long weekend
VANCOUVER, April 9 /CNW/ - ICBC and the Provincial Government are
encouraging all drivers to plan ahead and drive safely this Easter long
weekend. To help ensure all British Columbians enjoy a safe weekend, police
will be out in full force ticketing drivers who engage in high-risk driving
Over the past five years (2004 - 2008), there have been an average of
2,100 crashes, 640 injuries and five fatalities throughout B.C. over the
four-day Easter long weekend.
When you are out on the roads this weekend, remember the following safety
- Plan ahead and be realistic about travel times. Allow extra time for
possible delays that may occur due to increased traffic volume over
the long weekend.
- If this weekend is your first road trip of the year, check the
condition of your vehicle to ensure it is equipped for a longer
drive. Inspect vehicle tires, including the spare, making sure they
are in good condition and properly inflated.
- Whether travelling a long distance or a short trip, always slow down
and maintain a safe travelling distance between vehicles.
- As the weather improves, be aware of additional road users, such as
motorcycles, cyclists and pedestrians.
- Drivers and passengers need to remember to wear their seatbelts at
- And set an example to your children and other drivers by practicing
courtesy on the road.
For more road safety tips, visit www.icbc.com.
For further information:
For further information: Media contacts: Kathy Taylor, (604) 816-7983;
Cindy Rose, (250) 213-3602