VANCOUVER, B.C. – ICBC and police across the province are partnering together to launch a month-long campaign urging drivers to slow down.
According to an ICBC release, 81 people are killed in speed-related crashes every year.
While drivers may be travelling less due to the current provincial restrictions, drivers are still encouraged to be mindful of their speed.
“Small changes in speed can have a significant impact: an increase of just one km/h in average speed results in an increase of three per cent of crashes resulting in injury and four to five per cent increase for fatal crashes,” says the release.
Police will be targeting speeding as well as other high-risk driving behaviours all month long. Speed Watch volunteers will also be setting up in communities across the province to remind drivers of their speed.