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ICBC reminds drivers and pedestrians to use extra caution in dark, wet conditions

November 20, 2009

With extreme rainfall hitting much of B.C. this week and Environment Canada warning we could get anywhere between 80 to 200 milimetres by the end of today, ICBC is reminding drivers to slow down, keep their distance and use extra caution on the roads.

In 2008, during the month of November, police reported approximately 340 crashes on B.C.’s roads, in which bad weather (rain, snow, sleet or fog) was a contributing factor. All drivers should be planning ahead and giving themselves ex tra time for possible delays that may occur, due to inclement weather. Check drivebc.caexternal link for road and weather conditions.

With heavy rainfall and darker driving conditions, here are ICBC’s top five tips for motorists:

If you’re involved in a crash, ICBC is dedicated to providing a hassle-free claims experience. Claims can be reported to ICBC’s Dial-A-Claim centre 24 hours a day, 365 days per year:

With 2,700 pedestrians injured and 71 fatalities every year in B.C. as a result of a crash, ICBC is also reminding pedestrians to remember some key road safety tips:

For more information and tips, visit icbc.com/drivesmart.

Media Contact:
Adam Grossman
604-982-1332