Winter is coming… Let’s talk about driving safely

Prince George

2023-10-24 09:58 PDT

It’s that time of year again, when drivers need to start shifting into winter driving mode. Leaving early, slowing down, and driving to the road and weather conditions are key to arriving to your destination safely.

Photo of the current weather report in Prince George, B.C.

Ensuring you have proper winter tires, windows free of frost and snow, and not relying on automatic headlights are all good ways you can increase your chances of avoiding collisions, too.

We want to remind drivers it is especially important to remember to slow down and give yourself extra time to get to your destination, especially if you are driving outside of our quickly shrinking daylight hours. Pedestrians and cyclists need to remember to increase their visibility by wearing reflective clothing and carrying flashlights or glow sticks when they are using the shoulder or side of a road for travel, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper of the Prince George RCMP.

The Winter Driving Safety Alliance and ICBC also have some reminders for drivers and pedestrians at this time of year:

For more information, please visit BC’s winter driving page.

Did you know that Prince George RCMP has Online Crime Reporting? The Online Crime Reporting tool is available to report crimes that meet certain criteria.

Released by:

Cpl. Jennifer Cooper
Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3300


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