It seems the initial snowfall of the winter season in Prince George has caught many drivers off-guard.
According to the Prince George RCMP, slippery conditions and changing weather patterns during the week brought a higher-than-average number of collisions to our roadways.
“Police officers responded to 33 reported motor vehicle incidents between November 13, when the snow started, and November 16. This is approximately three times as many reported incidents as we would normally see during a similar time period, which is a significant increase,” stated Cpl. Jennifer Cooper.
Mounties have a few reminders for drivers as we head into winter-driving season:
– Ensure you have good condition, winter-rated tires on your vehicle.
– Increase the distance between you and the car ahead while driving.
– Clear all of your windows of snow, ice or condensation before heading out.
– Make sure your car sensors and cameras (if equipped) are clear of slush and mud.
– Speed limits are set when roadways are under ideal conditions, so slow down and drive to the
– Give yourself extra time to get to your destination during the winter so you don’t have to rush