The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is reminding drivers to be prepared for the roads as the weather changes.
The organisation said with the weather being unpredictable and varying at this time of year motorists need to be prepared for travelling in snow, sleet, rain, hail, ice and fog.
“When driving on snow, ice, slush or in rain or fog, slow down,” said the ICBC. “Allow yourself at least twice the normal braking distance on wet or slippery roads.”
As of October 1st, vehicles must now have winter tires on many B.C. highways including parts of Vancouver Island, Highway 99 to Whistler, and most highways in the Southern Interior and northern B.C.
Drivers are encouraged to make sure tires are properly inflated and in good condition, headlights and taillights are in working order, and wiper fluid is topped up for clearer visibility.
Motorists are also warned to watch out for wildlife particularly at dusk or dawn when animals are most likely to be on the road and to slow down if they do see wildlife on or near the road, to ensure there is time to react if needed.