ICBC warns motorists to ‘watch their speed’ this long weekend

ICBC warns motorists to 'watch their speed' this long weekend
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If you’re planning on driving this weekend, British Columbia’s automotive insurance provider wants you to watch your speed.

In a press release issued Wednesday, ICBC says they, along with the RCMP, are urging motorists to slow down and watch their speed.

As a result, law enforcement will be conducting province-wide enforcement blitz campaign designed to target speeders this weekend, according to ICBC.

“Speeding increases your risk of crashing and remains the leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. with eight people, on average, killed in crashes involving speed every month from May through September,” ICBC said in its press release.

According to ICBC, over the Victoria Day long weekend, 62 people are injured in 270 crashes on Vancouver Island on average.

ICBC recommends motorists obey all posted speed limits, slow down on wet roads and drive to conditions.

“Be realistic about travel times to reduce your risk of crashing,” ICBC says.

If someone is trying to pass you, ICBC recommends not speeding up so they can’t pass.

“Help the other driver get back into your lane by adjusting your speed to allow a safe gap for them to move into,” says ICBC.

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