ICBC Urges Caution During Freeze and Thaw

By Catherine Hansen
January 11, 2019 - 4:18pm Updated: January 11, 2019 - 5:32pm

PRINCE GEORGE - According to ICBC, more crashes are reporting during times of temperature fluctuations including a freeze and thaw being experienced now in the Central Interior.

"We know that 60 percent of crashes happen at intersections.  This time of year we are starting to see particularly in Prince George the change of how things happen this time of year when we get warm weather," said Doug Mac Donald with ICBC.  

Prince George has 8 of the 10 most dangerous intersections in Northern BC and most of them cross highways.

Best practices when at an intersection include leaving plenty of space and heightened awareness.

"If you are coming up to stop then you're leaving lots of space between you and another vehicle in front of you so then when another vehicle comes up and can't stop you have somewhere to go. If you are actually proceeding through intersections you absolutely want to make sure you do a scan of the intersection before you go through," according to Chris Schulz, owner of Driving for Life.

Leaving yourself plenty of time to get to your destination and driving to the conditions are a couple of ways to get there safely.


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