During the month of May, RCMP will be conducting enhanced enforcement to educate drivers on high risk driving.
Some of the high risk driving behaviours include speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, ignoring traffic control devices and more.
“A lot of folks are on vacation, the weather’s nicer, nicer roads, we’re definitely seeing an increase in traffic volumes across the province.” says Corporal Mike Moore, Media Relations at BC Highway Patrol.
“When the traffic volume increases, this also increases the potential risk for collisions.”
Moore added that drivers have a responsibility to be on top of all high risk behaviours such as passenger safety, and having a designated texter.
In a release from RCMP, they said that an average (five year average) of 111 people die in collisions every year in British Columbia where high risk driving was a contributing factor.
May 20th is also National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, which is another reason police choose May as High Risk Driving Month.
Lastly, the release noted that drivers should expect to see enhanced enforcement throughout the province during the month of May and beyond.
More information on High Risk Driving Month can be found on the RCMP website here.