National Safe Driving Week: Dec. 1-7, 2020

B.C.

2020-12-01 19:15 PST

December 1-7, 2020 is National Safe Driving Week and a time to reminder everyone of the importance of safe driving.

Photo of a man safely driving a vehicle with both hands on the wheel.

With winter weather upon us and the festive season around the corner, safe driving means being aware of your surroundings, having your vehicle prepared for winter conditions and always being alert and driving sober.

Although always important, it is during week’s like this that the BC RCMP again remind you to review our safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road, now and always.

Drive Defensively and Avoid Aggressive Driving:

Maintain a safe distance behind other vehicles to give yourself time to stop safely, exercise caution when reversing, changing lanes and turning and stay out of other vehicle’s blind spots. Obey all signs and signals - including speed limits, traffic lights, stop signs and railway crossings. Don’t create undue risk or endanger other road users by tailgating, closing gaps to prevent merging, driving erratically, speeding, changing lanes in an unsafe manner, and yelling or gesturing at others.

When encountering an aggressive driver:

Shift into Winter with these preparation tips:

Learn more about winter tires and safe winter driving tips here.

Distracted Driving:

Distracted Driving is preventable. Avoid distracted driving with these tips:

Impaired driving:

Impaired driving continues to be one of the leading causes of death on our provincial roadways. Whether impaired by drugs or alcohol, driving under the influence of anything is completely preventable.

With social distancing still in effect, if you choose to celebrate please use these tips to get home safe:

It is always important to drive safe as is not only impacts you but those around you. Please review these tips to stay safe on the road as road safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Released by:
BC RCMP Communications
(778) 290-2929 
 

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