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Keep Children Safe

Every school day, unless otherwise posted, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In playground zones, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect every day from dawn to dusk.

On Vancouver Island 65 children walking or cycling are involved in crashes every year.

Do your part to help keep children safe and teach your child to be a safe pedestrian with these tips and educational publications.

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Long Weekend Counter Attack

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This B.C. Day long weekend, our roads will be busy. Some people will be planning for a getaway and others visiting local parks and restaurants. Over the B.C. Day long weekend, on average, 75 people are injured in 330 crashes on Vancouver Island every year. No matter what your plans are, if you plan to drink or consume cannabis, don't drive.

Police will be setting up CounterAttack roadchecks across the province to get impaired drivers off our roads. If you're caught driving impaired, you could end up paying in a number of lasting ways – from increased insurance premiums to fines, car impoundment or even jail time.

 

Driver Licensing

 

 ICBC launches online booking system for in-office driver licensing appointments.Starting today, ICBC is moving to an appointment-based system for most driver licensing office transactions.

As customer volume increases, ICBC is asking customers to book an appointment before visiting an ICBC office for transactions, such as driver licence renewals and knowledge tests. This ensures that ICBC continues to adhere to physical distancing guidelines set by the Provincial Health Officer.

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Summer Counter Attack Road Checks

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2020 Summer Counter Attack Impaired Driving Campaign has begun!

If you will be out and consuming alcohol or recreational drugs, please plan a safe ride home. Hosting a get together? Remember that you have responsibilites for your guests when you are serving intoxicants. There is no excuse for driving while impaired and BC has some significant penalties for drivers who make the wrong choice.

Pedestrian Injuries Double in Winter

ICBC LogoAlmost double the number of pedestrians are injured in crashes from October to January as the weather changes and daylight hours decrease. On Vancouver Island every year, on average, 390 crashes involve a pedestrian.

That's why today, ICBC is launching a pedestrian safety campaign with police and TransLink to urge pedestrians and drivers to stay safe as crashes with pedestrians spike at this time of year.

NEWS - ICBC Changes Rate Model

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Majority of drivers will benefit from changes to ICBC’s rate model: Driving convictions now impact optional premiums
More changes are coming to make car insurance better for B.C. Starting September 1, 2019, customers with frequent or serious driving convictions will pay more for their ICBC optional insurance coverage so that lower-risk drivers can pay less.

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March is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

ICBC LogoMarch is distracted driving month in British Columbia and ICBC would like to remind you to give your complete attention to the driving task. Police will reinforce this message by focusing enforcement action on those drivers who fail to heed this advice. Even if you're not using your phone, you may still be distracted. Any diversion of your attention away from the safe operation of your vehicle, like chatting with passengers, eating or drinking, or adjusting radio or vehicle settings, can contribute to distracted and inattentive driving.