It’s that time of year again where many of us will be hitting the road for the last long weekend of the summer.
But ICBC have warned motorists to take care on what is considered the most dangerous weekend of the year for B.C. drivers.
Spokesman Sam Corea reminds us to factor in large volumes of traffic for the long weekend.
“We do have more road trips taking place on all long weekends throughout the summer and the Labour Day weekend is no different. In fact, over the Labour Day weekend, an average of five people are killed and 520 people are injured in 2,000 crashes across the province, so it can be a very busy time and also a dangerous time.”
Corea says a key factor in safe driving over the busy weekend is to avoid distractions.
“Check the vehicle, make sure its in good working order, if you have a GPS, its important to program that before you get on the road, you don’t want to be fumbling with that while you’re in the vehicle, you want to focus on the road.”
In 2015, 390 people were injured in 1,300 crashes in the lower mainland over the Labour Day weekend.