|Third Street and Second Avenue West, one of a number of
intersections where pedestrian and motorists have met
resulting in injuries in recent years
With the days getting shorter, the nights longer and bad weather making for treacherous roads and limited visibility, ICBC is putting the focus on pedestrian safety this fall, with a campaign to raise awareness for both mortars and pedestrian.
Statistics from ICBC indicate that nearly half of all crashes with pedestrians (44 percent) happen between October and January, periods of poor visibility regardless of the caution that drivers show on the roads.
In British Columbia, 79 percent of crashes involving pedestrians take place at intersections.
Towards some tips for improved Safety, ICBC offers up the following, with many making for a familiar narrative for Prince Rupert's dynamic between Motorist and Pedestrian: