Road Safety Awareness Campaign

Coquitlam

2017-05-18 13:58 PDT

With the long weekend around the corner, Coquitlam RCMP are asking everyone to slow down and enjoy every minute of it. For the next few weeks, Coquitlam RCMP Traffic Services, Tri Cities Speed Watch volunteers and ICBC will be teaming up to focus on high-risk drivers during their awareness campaign which launched on May 15th.

We want to reduce crashes and help drivers understand the risks of high-risk driving behaviours including speeding said Kathleen Nadalin, local ICBC road safety coordinator. Be realistic about travel times to reduce your risk of crashing. Slow down and keep your distance between vehicles to arrive at your destination safely.

This weekend has consistently proven to be a busy weekend for crashes and injuries in B.C.

Last year, 330 people were injured in 1,200 crashes throughout the Lower Mainland over the Victoria Day long weekend.

High-Risk Driving Factors

Speeding:

Ignoring Traffic-control devices:

Distracted Driving:

Impaired Driving:

For more information on high-risk driving, please visit ICBC's website. If you would like to join the Tri-Cities Speed Watch Program, please visit the Coquitlam RCMP website. 

 

Released by

Cst. Jennifer Goodings

Media Relations
Coquitlam RCMP
coquitlam.rcmp.ca
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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