Since many vehicles will be on the roads during the Victoria Day long weekend, drivers are are urged to stay safe.
On May 20, an online video from Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General joined Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, along with Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness in an online video to remind drivers to stay safe. The video can be seen at https://youtu.be/CrtjEDBFc58.
“Be sure to plan ahead and give yourself extra time to get to your destination. Too many people get needlessly hurt in motor vehicle crashes, especially during holidays when there are so many cars on the road,” said Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
“Please, do yourself and everyone else a favour. Don’t drink and drive and keep your eyes off your phone and on the road,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “We want all B.C. families to enjoy the Victoria Day long weekend and arrive at their destinations safe and sound.”
Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, urged drivers to prepare for driving emergencies.
“Before heading out on your long weekend adventure, ensure your vehicle is fit for travel and buy or assemble an emergency kit to keep in your vehicle at all times,” she said.
Details about how to build an emergency kit are available online at the PreparedBC website at http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc.