ICBC and police have launched a high-risk driving awareness and enforcement campaign to remind everyone that driving is one of the most complex things we do and it becomes even more challenging at intersections.
About 60 per cent of crashes happen at intersections in B.C. — that is, 241 crashes per day and more than 51,000 people injured every year.
ICBC says that many driving behaviours may seem harmless, like tailgating or failing to yield the right-of-way, but they increase your risk of crashing at intersections, potentially injuring or killing yourself and others.
The campaign focuses on the behaviours that are common causes of crashes, like speeding, failure to yield, following too closely, ignoring a traffic control device and improper passing.