Plan ahead — holiday CounterAttack roadchecks on now

On average, 23 people are killed in crashes involving impaired driving in the Southern Interior every year

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

Impaired driving remains a leading cause of fatal car crashes, with an average of 66 lives lost every year in B.C.

On average, 23 people are killed in crashes involving impaired driving in the Southern Interior every year.

That’s why the B.C. government, police and ICBC are urging drivers to plan ahead and make smart decisions to get home safely this holiday season. Starting today, CounterAttack roadchecks will be set up by police across the province to keep impaired drivers off our roads throughout December.

“Getting home safely should be part of everyone’s holiday planning but the reality is that impaired driving remains a leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C.,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Do your part this Christmas season and look out for family and friends – take a stand and don’t let them get behind the wheel impaired.”

ICBC is helping to prevent impaired driving this December with an education campaign, funding for CounterAttack roadchecks and get home safe promotion with businesses, sports facilities and community groups.