Drivers should adjust driving behaviour to match conditions and address hazards
November 18, 2016
by Canadian Automotive Review Staff
From the October 2016 print edition
Road and weather conditions change quickly during winter. Drivers should be prepared to adjust their driving behaviour to match the conditions and address potential hazards, according to British Columbia-based organization Road Safety At Work.
On average in BC, the number of casualty crashes due to driving too fast for conditions doubles in December compared to October—roughly 236 crashes in December compared to 117 in October, the organization said. This trend extends to driving for work. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of traumatic workplace death, and more crashes causing worker injury or death occur between October and February. The organization offers the following advice:
Even confident and seasoned drivers are at risk when winter road and weather conditions change. Whether you drive for work or leisure now is the time to prepare.