Drive to Arrive this May Long Weekend

B.C., BC Highway Patrol

2024-05-15 09:00 PDT

Drive to arrive this May long weekend 

Over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, from May 17-21, 2024, road users can expect to see a significant increase in BC Highway Patrol Members deployed across the Province, and particularly in areas where we tend to see high rates of collisions. BCHP has called this Project Drive to Arrive.

Project Drive to Arrive is being undertaken by BCHP because we want to do our part to reduce the number of people who are being hurt and killed on our highways in preventable collisions over the May Long Weekend. By educating the public and enhancing enforcement efforts, we are working to change those high-risk driving behaviours leading to serious injury and fatal collision on our highways.

We are seeing better weather, and with it we are increased traffic volumes across the Province. BCHP wants to see everyone arrive safely at their destinations, wherever that may be and we will be doing our part by focusing our enforcement on high-risk driving behaviors such as:

According to ICBC, from 2018 to 2022 there were an average of 1,800 collisions during the Victoria Day Long Weekend in BC, which has included far too many fatalities. Yearly, on average, there are 264 fatal collisions on BC Highways, most of which were preventable had road users made better decisions.

During the warmer weather there is also a significant increase in motorcycles travelling on the roadway. During the course of the year there are an average of 2,400 collisions, involving motorcycles, the majority occurring between June and August. Please be aware and courteous to these riders, given their increased vulnerability while on our highways.

We are asking road users to do their part in keeping BC’s highways safe by driving responsibly and making good decisions. Please treat others on the road as if they were your loved ones, so that we can make our highways safer together!

BC Highway Patrol

Released by:

Cpl. Brett Urano
Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4006
Cell: 250-402-3746


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