Impaired driving remains a leading cause of fatal car crashes, with an average of 66 lives lost every year in B.C.
That’s why the B.C. government, police and ICBC are urging drivers to plan ahead and make smart decisions to get home safely this holiday season. Starting today, CounterAttack roadchecks will be set up by police across the province to keep impaired drivers off our roads throughout December.
ICBC is helping to prevent impaired driving this December with an education campaign, funding for CounterAttack roadchecks and get home safe promotion with businesses, sports facilities and community groups.
ICBC also supports Operation Red Nose, a volunteer service in 19 B.C. communities that provides safe rides to drivers who have been drinking or feel too tired to drive during the holidays. This service is available now until December 31 on Friday and Saturday nights, including New Year’s Eve.
Get more stats and facts from ICBC’s infographic and learn more about the CounterAttack campaign on icbc.com.
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