Speed increases likelihood of crashes as weather turns cold




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(THE NEWS/FILE) Injuries and lost time from work were 38 per cent higher in December 2016 compared to the same time in 2015.

Speed and last winter’s extreme conditions contributed to a 10 percent increase in motor-vehicle casualty crashes in B.C. between October and December, according to Police Traffic Accident Systems Data.

This is a 10 per cent increase from 2015, when 570 casualty crashes occurred, as compared to 626 in 2016, according to police-attended crashes.

While last year’s weather was unusual for some parts of the province, on average, each year in British Columbia the number of casualty crashes due to driving too fast for conditions doubles…