March 26, 2018
Even though winter is now over, road conditions can still be challenging at this time of the year with unpredictable weather and increased traffic on our roads over the long weekend. That's why ICBC is asking drivers to drive smart and avoid distractions behind the wheel.
Every Easter long weekend, an average of four people are killed and 650 injured in 2,300 crashes in B.C.*
ICBC's drive smart tips for Easter weekend:
On average, 490 people are injured in 1,500 crashes every year in the Lower Mainland over the Easter long weekend.
On average, 62 people are injured in 310 crashes every year in the Southern Interior over the Easter long weekend.
On average, 78 people are injured in 310 crashes every year on Vancouver Island over the Easter long weekend.
On average, 20 people are injured in 130 crashes every year in the North Central region over the Easter long weekend.
*Injury and crash numbers are based on ICBC data 2011 to 2015. Fatality data based on police data 2011 to 2015. Easter long weekend is calculated from 18:00 hours the Thursday prior to Good Friday until midnight Easter Monday.