“For the month of May, ICBC and the police have launched a high risk driving campaign.”
ICBC Road Safety and Community Coordinator, Ingrid Brakop says in particular, they’re targeting speeders and cell phone users.
She adds, with the warm weather, comes extra hazards to keep an eye out for on the roadways.
“Lots of vulnerable road users, so that’s motorcycles, pedestrians, cyclists. So it’s a good opportunity for us to remind drivers that they are sharing the road with those vulnerable road users.”
Brakop says if you are caught using your cell phone behind the wheel, you could be paying at least 365 dollars in fines.
“Both hands on the wheel, adhere to the speed limit signs, and really focus on the road ahead. Focus on your driving rather than talking on your cell phone, eating your sandwich, dealing with your dog in the backseat, there’s all sorts of distractions.”
Brakop adding, at this time of year, drivers should also keep an eye out for more wildlife on the roads.