ICBC, or the Insurance Commission of British Columbia, has introduced two new cycling safety campaigns to conjunction with the beginning of the month of September.
ICBC and the regional police force will work together to conduct an information and prevention initiative on the perils of traffic violations that will last for one whole month. A simulated maintenance zone will be set up by the police in Delta in order to assess motorists who are unable to refrain from using their phones while driving in slow-moving or stopped traffic. ICBC will use the findings of the investigation to conduct a survey on the prevalence of reckless driving behaviors in the province of British Columbia.
According to ICBC, distracted driving is the leading cause of fatal car accidents in British Columbia, just ahead of vehicular homicide and right behind speeding as the second leading cause of fatal car accidents. It is also the leading cause of accidents that result in injuries being reported to the police.
This coming September, the Crown corporation will also be putting additional emphasis on the protection of kids. ICBC is providing a list of helpful hints for drivers, parents, and carers in light of the fact that children will be going back to school the following week. These tips entail watching the compulsory speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour (about 19 miles per hour), avoiding employing phones someone behind the propeller, allowing children exit the vehicle in the middle that is relatively close to the sidewalk, and being a good example to kids when it comes to obeying pedestrian rules, among other tips.
ICBC has issued a warning that pedestrian and bicycle accidents in British Columbia result in an average of five fatalities and 370 injuries to minors per year.
On the ICBC website, you can find even more helpful hints regarding road safety.
ICBC initiated a driver safety campaign in May in preparation for the arrival of a large number of newly licensed motorists during the commencement season. Tiana Tozer, a two-time medalist for the United States in the Paralympics, was selected by the insurer to serve as a spokesman for the monitored closely.