EYES ON THE ROAD: Nanaimo RCMP, ICBC on bad-driver blitz

NANAIMO – Police, Speed Watch volunteers and ICBC on campaign targeting bad driving habits.

Nanaimo RCMP Cpl. Norm Smith and Const. Wayne Vaughan

Nanaimo RCMP Cpl. Norm Smith and Const. Wayne Vaughan

Nanaimo RCMP, Nanaimo Speed Watch volunteers and ICBC were out cracking down on high risk drivers Thursday.

The blitz on bad drivers was part of a campaign through May targeting dangerous habits that can land drivers in crashes or cause serious injury when even minor crashes occur.

Failure to wear seat belts, signal turns or talking on cell phones, tailgating, failing to yield, improper lane changes, running yellow lights and other seemingly harmless habits can get people killed.

“We’re working with our Speed Watch volunteers and really raising awareness about those driving behaviours that cause crashes, particularly at intersections,” said Caroline Robinson, ICBC spokeswoman. “It’s the little stuff that leads to the big stuff that can put in a situation where a crash is going to be imminent.”