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'Watch your speed this long weekend,' says ICBC and police

Speeding is the leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C.
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Eight people on average are killed in crashes involving speed every month from May through September, said ICBC.

ICBC and police are warning drivers to watch their speed over the long weekend.

According to ICBC statistics, on average 340 people are injured in 1,200 crashes throughout the Lower Mainland over the Victoria Day long weekend.

The police will also be conducting a province-wide enforcement blitz over the long weekend to target speeders.

The ICBC has offered the following tips for a safe road trip:

  • Be realistic about travel times, plan your route, and check road conditions before leaving;
  • Regular posted speed limits are a maximum speed set for ideal road and weather conditions, so slow down for wet or uneven roads, or bad weather;
  • Don't speed up as someone is trying to pass you; and
  • Avoid any distractions while driving.