Stay safe on your road trips!

B.C., Traffic Services

2020-07-31 10:27 PDT

Travel this summer in British Columbia has looked a little different than in previous years.

Because many people are choosing to explore B.C. it has meant more people are on our roads and highways.
 
This long weekend, members of Traffic Services will be on the road promoting safe driving and enforcing laws to help all motorists stay safe while travelling.

Photo of LEGO traffic incident.- Changing dangerous habits such as speeding, driving while impaired and distracted driving starts with thinking differently and shifting gears about these problematic behaviours.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year is different than all others. We are urging everyone to put safety first when they set out on their summer travels and road trips, said Staff Sergeant Janelle Shoihet. Our officers will be highly visible this weekend to ensure that drivers are operating their vehicles mindful of the law. If we are considerate of all those on the road, we can all arrive at our destination safely.

Changing dangerous habits such as speeding, driving while impaired, and distracted driving starts with thinking differently and 'shifting gears' about these problematic behaviours. The greatest numbers of alcohol-related crashes occur during the summer months, and we ask that you refrain from drinking and getting behind the wheel. We ask that you have arranged for a designated driver or arranged for an alternate means of getting back home safely if you do find yourself impaired.

In addition, increased traffic volume can lead to slower traffic on highways. Plan ahead, give yourself extra time for travel, and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.

For more road safety tips visit the visit the RCMP website.

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BC RCMP Communications
(778) 290-2929
 

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