Casualty crashes double in winter

Snow, ice, rain, and fog are just a few of the challenging conditions on winter roads

  • Oct. 26, 2013 3:00 p.m.

RICHMOND/CNW/ – When it comes to winter, the number of casualty crashes in December, involving driving too fast for the conditions, almost doubles compared to October. According to a five-year average for the province (2007-2011), the number jumps from 149 in October to 289 in December.

In the Southern Interior, the number more than triples from an average of 33 incidents in October to 109 in December.

Snow, ice, rain, and fog are just a few of the challenging conditions on winter roads. Drivers need to take extra care by checking the weather before heading out. If you have to go: Prepare yourself. Prepare your vehicle. Drive for the conditions. Simply scraping your windshield isn’t enough. Winter driving requires specific knowledge and preparation.

Check the facts about winter driving safety and shift into winter driving mode.

To test your winter driving knowledge and separate the facts from the myths, visit ShiftIntoWinter.ca or DriveBC.ca for tips, along with current weather and road conditions.