This Halloween, it’s important for drivers, parents and kids to take precautions to keep everyone safe.
In a release from ICBC, they say there were 640 crashes resulting in 240 injuries on Halloween in B.C. last year.
In the Southern Interior, which includes the Cariboo, an average of 29 people are injured in 110 crashes on Halloween.
The stats from ICBC were compiled from 2017 until 2021, in a 24 hour period on October 31st.
Tips for drivers when they’re on the road this Halloween include watching your speed, scan the road, be patient, and to be prepared. Kids won’t be focused on road safety, which is why it’s important to to keep your eyes peeled for anyone running on the road.
Some safety tips to keep your kids safe include planning a safe route, remembering the rules of the road, and wearing reflectors so you’re visible.
Lastly, any adults planning to celebrate Halloween will also need to plan a safe ride home, and if any fireworks are to be set of, they need to be lit safely. That means lighting them in a clear and open space.
For more information on the safety tips provided by ICBC, you can visit their website here.