Police target traffic violators during High Risk Driving Campaign
West Shore, Traffic Services
2017-04-19 12:07 PDT
File # 2017-05
In partnership with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), the West Shore RCMP will be conducting focused enforcement during the month of May as part of the High Risk Driving Campaign initiative.
High-risk driving behaviours contribute to 43% of all collisions that result in injuries or death in British Columbia. In 2016, a total of 1,802 collisions were reported to West Shore RCMP. Of those, 187 collisions involved injuries and 3 were fatal collisions.
High-risk driving includes the following behaviours:
- Failing to yield
- Ignoring traffic control device
- Follow to closely
- Improper passing
Intersections are hot spots for failure-to-yield crashes – they’re busy locations where a number of road users need to cross paths and share space. About 60 per cent of all crashes in B.C. take place in intersections.
The following map depicts the collisions reported to West Shore RCMP in 2016.
For more information please visit ICBC Road Safety.
Cst. Alex BérubéMedia Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
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