Back to School - Drive Safe!
Back to School – Drive Safe!
According to the BC Government’s study on Motor Vehicle Related Fatalities:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/driving-and-cycling/road-safety-rules-and-consequences/publications-legislation-and-data/road-safety-data, from 2012-2016, September was the month with the highest number of deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents and crashes in British Columbia. The 10-year average shows that July and August had the highest fatality rate, with September being a close second.
These are scary statistic as September is the month when our children go back to school and more drivers are back on the roads after the summer holidays.
Awareness and prevention are key. With distracted driving penalties for using cell phones or mobile electronic devices increasing, hopefully a reduction in these numbers is seen in the years to come.