ICBC stresses safety as Halloween approaches

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – ICBC is reminding everyone to stay safe this Halloween and watch out for kids that are trick-or-treating.

On Halloween, an average of 330 people are injured in 920 crashes across the province.

ICBC is reminding drivers to slow down and watch for children. They also stress, as always, to leave the phone alone while driving.

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The reminder is also sent out to adults who may be drinking on Halloween to plan a safe ride home and don’t drink and drive.

ICBC gives many tips for trick-or-treaters across the province. They remind parents that children should wear bright clothing and wear masks that don’t hinder vision. They also remind people not to be listening to iPods or cell phones while out and to always be aware of your surroundings.

According to ICBC, these are the number of injuries on average on Halloween:

  • 240 people are injured in 620 crashes on Halloween in the Lower Mainland.

  • 33 people are injured in 130 crashes on Halloween on Vancouver Island.

  • 40 people are injured in 110 crashes on Halloween in the Southern Interior.

  • 16 people are injured in 65 crashes on Halloween in the North Central region.

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