FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Today marks the start of CounterAttack roadchecks according to ICBC.
An average of 66 lives are lost in B.C. every year due to impaired driving.
ICBC is helping to prevent impaired driving this December with an education campaign, funding for CounterAttack roadchecks and get home safe promotion with businesses and other groups.
ICBC also strongly supports operation Red Nose. The service is available in 19 B.C. communities. It 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.
Transportation Minister Todd Stone says getting home safely is a big priority.
“Getting home safely should be part of everyone’s holiday planning but the reality is that impaired driving remains a leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. Do your part this Christmas season and look out for family and friends – take a stand and don’t let them get behind the wheel impaired.”
On average, 19 people are killed in crashes involving impaired driving in North Central B.C. every year.