Time of year

The worst time of year for crashes in BC are the winter months of November, December and January due to winter driving conditions. Areas that experience severe winter conditions – such as the North Central region – also experience the greatest crash increases in these months.

The second worst time of year is July and August when road and weather conditions are at their best. Understanding your local traffic patterns and the factors that contribute to higher or lower crash frequency can help you minimize your exposure to these risks.

Chart eight: BC crashes by month and region: 2008-2012

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