Vancouver, British Columbia – Drivers need to slow down and adapt their driving speed to fall and winter road conditions, warns the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).

In the Lower Mainland, the number of casualty crashes due to driving too fast for conditions increases by over 40 per cent in December compared to October.

“Wet road conditions are a main factor of speed-relative crashes in the Lower Mainland,” said Jon Schubert, president and CEO of ICBC. “Unfortunately, many drivers don’t adjust their speed and recognize that the posted speed limit is only for ideal or dry road conditions.”

Those caught driving too fast for road conditions will be fined $167.

ICBC also warns drivers to ensure that their windshield wipers are in good working order and that their tires are inflated to the correct pressure and appropriately rated for weather conditions in their driving area.

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