ICBC and police are teaming up for a campaign to help protect pedestrians, as the weather starts to turn.
From October to January, pedestrian fatalities across the province increase by an average of 54 percent. An average of 28 pedestrians are killed and 940 are injured between those months, compared to 11 deaths and 501 injured between May and August.
In a release from ICBC, they say that in the Southern Interior, which includes the Cariboo, an average of 150 pedestrians are injured in 230 crashes every year.
Drivers can help reduce these accidents is by being ready to yield to pedestrians near crosswalks, transit stops and before turning at intersections.
Pedestrians can also make sure that eye contact with drivers is made, using designated crosswalks and watching for vehicles making turns at intersections.
Lastly, both drivers and pedestrians should avoid distractions, and check their surroundings.
More information about the campaign, you can find it on ICBC’s website here.