By: Luke Jones, Published on July 28, 2017 10:38 AM, Last Update on July 28, 2017 07:48 AM
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has issued a warning for drivers and motorcycle riders. The crown corporation auto insurance provider says there will be more bike riders on the roads of British Columbia during the summer. Driver are cautioned to pay extra attention to see motorcycle riders, especially at night.
A statement released by the company says 1,600 motorcyclists were injured in the province during 2016 and there were 2,600 total collisions. Distracted driving is the chief cause of incidents, with drivers of cars hitting motorcyclists without seeing them.
In an effort to inform drivers, ICBC also published more motorcycle collision statistics: