A month-long campaign has launched in British Columbia to tackle speed-related crashes.

According to police data as the weather warms up an average of 141 speed-related crashes, causing injury or death, occur every month now through summer.

Along with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), police are warning drivers that driving too fast – even in ideal road conditions – can have tragic consequences.

Police will be targeting speeding drivers during May. Speed Watch volunteers will also be set up in communities across B.C. to remind drivers of the speed they’re travelling.

“Road safety is a responsibility that we all share,” said Chief Superintendent Holly Turton, Vice-Chair of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee.

“When drivers make good choices to not engage in high risk driving behaviours such as speeding, they are doing their part to make our roads safer together.”

Speeding remains the leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. with eight people, on average, killed in crashes involving speed every month from May through September.