Below are the 5 main causes of car crashes in BC according to ICBC:
- Distracted driving
Leave your phone alone—that’s a first step to help keep your attention on the road.
- Alcohol-impaired driving
Plan for a safe ride home before your first drink to keep our roads safer for everyone.
- Drug-impaired driving
If you’re impaired by cannabis or other drugs, your ability to drive safely is compromised. Leave the driving to someone sober like a friend, designated driver, taxi, or transit.
Speeding is one of the leading causes of car crash fatalities in B.C. Keep yourself safe by slowing down, keeping your distance and passing with care.
- High-risk driving
Following too closely and failing to yield are two of the most common high-risk driving behaviours that cause crashes.