BC Highway Patrol reminds motorists to drive with care

THE BC Highway Patrol on Monday reminded all motorists travelling on BC’s highways that the lifting of the Travel Restriction Road Checks is not their licence to disregard the rules of the road.

It said it has resumed normal operations and will be out in force across the province enforcing those offences which cause serious injury and fatal collisions: speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving, lack of restraints and other high risk driving behaviours.

“We would like to remind all motorists to make smart decisions when it comes to driving,” said Superintendent Holly Turton, Officer in Charge of BC Highway Patrol. “Please obey the rules of the road for your safety and that of others. Our officers work hard to keep our highways safe, but we need people to drive with care so that we can make our highways safer together.”

Effective June 15, provincial travel restrictions are lifted, meaning that recreational travel within BC is allowed. However, the out-of-province non-essential travel advisory continues.  (For more information click here: BC Government News)