ICBC warns drivers of spike in crashes over Thanksgiving lengthy weekend


With Thanksgiving simply across the nook, ICBC is urging drivers to take further care whereas on the street this upcoming lengthy weekend.

In response to the insurance coverage firm, the Thanksgiving lengthy weekend is among the most harmful vacation intervals for drivers, with a median of two,200 crashes, practically 700 accidents and roughly 4 deaths over the three-night interval.

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On Vancouver Island alone, ICBC estimates that 84 persons are injured in 290 crashes over the lengthy weekend.

As crisp autumn air begins to settle over Vancouver Island, ICBC is reminding drivers to pay attention to altering street circumstances. Some areas of the province are already blanketed in snow, whereas most B.C. highways, like Vancouver Island’s Malahat, now require winter tires. 

In addition to putting in winter or mud and snow tires, ICBC additionally recommends that drivers decelerate on moist roads — sufficient in order that they’ve twice the conventional braking time they often require — to observe for pedestrians as daylight is reducing with the season and to plan routes forward of time utilizing DriveBC.

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In the meantime, one other provincial authorities group is making ready for the lengthy weekend.

BC Ferries plans so as to add 93 extra sailings than ordinary to the Thanksgiving schedule, with nearly all of them being directed to the Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route. Particulars concerning the added sailings could be discovered here.  

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