September 4, 2015
With the last long weekend of summer around the corner, ICBC is urging drivers to be extra vigilant as Labour Day long weekend is one of the most dangerous weekends to travel on B.C. roads.
About four people die and 560 are injured every Labour Day long weekend from the 1,900 crashes that occur across the province.* The top contributing factors in these crashes are distracted driving, impaired driving and driving in excess of posted speed limits.**
*Based on five year averages (2009 to 2013). Fatality data is police data. Crash and injury data is ICBC data.
**Police data from 2009 to 2013.
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