October is Drive Relative to Conditions Month

B.C., BC Highway Patrol

2022-10-03 09:00 PDT

As summer and autumn fade from our rear view mirrors, BC Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to be prepared for the changing driving conditions as the winter months near.

October is Drive Relative to Conditions month in BC and police will be out in force throughout the province stopping drivers and checking vehicles to ensure motorists are safe and vehicles are properly equipped to meet winter driving conditions. According to provincial statistics, an average of 36 people are killed every year in BC* in collisions where vehicles were being driven too fast for the road conditions.

Driving in rain

As the daylight hours get shorter and the weather becomes more inclement, police are reminding motorists of a few things they can do to arrive safely at their destinations:

As winter approaches and driving becomes more challenging, we want people to be aware of things they can do to stay safe during their travels, says Chief Superintendent Holly Turton, Officer in Charge of BC Highway Patrol. Ultimately, we want to minimize collisions, injuries and fatalities on our roadways in our ongoing effort to make our highways safer together.

Motorists can expect to see an increased police presence on our highways throughout the province during this enhanced enforcement campaign and may experience short delays. Police are asking motorists to drive safely, and obey the directions of officers at any check-stop.

For more information, follow the links below:

*Source: ICBC 5-year average 2016-2020

BC Highway Patrol


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Cpl. Mike Halskov
Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
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Office: 778-290-2377
Fax: 778-290-6071

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