Provincial campaign aimed at unsafe drivers

On May 6, the province, police and ICBC launched a month-long campaign to raise awareness about the importance of smart driving behaviour and the impact of high-risk driving on our roads.

Driver actions are a contributing factor in 63 per cent of all police-attended crashes involving injuries and fatalities in British Columbia.

That’s why during the month of May, police are stepping up enforcement across the province targeting high-risk driving behaviour, including speeding, failing to yield, following too closely, ignoring a traffic control device and improper passing.

ICBC will also be partnering with Speed Watch volunteers throughout the province to help make drivers more aware of the actual speed they’re travelling.

We can all do our part to help keep our roads safer if we follow a few tips:

• When making a left turn, be extra cautious and yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic.

• Leave enough space between your car and the one in front of you.

• Leave early and allow for extra travel time in case of delays.

• As a reminder: yellow lights mean you should stop if you can do so safely.

• Slow down and drive smart.

For more drive smart tips and information about the campaign, visit icbc.com.