Winter road sense urged by RCMP

ICBC and local police detachments will be looking for motorists driving relative to the conditions.

Changes in the weather means changes in road conditions, and ICBC and local police detachments will be looking for motorists driving relative to the conditions.

The enforcement will start around Nov. 1.

“Just because the sign says 80 or 90 kilometres an hour, the conditions might not allow you to travel at that speed,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

What  local officers will say to drivers will be along the lines of driving is a complex task that requires full attention, especially in poor weather.

Driving too fast in poor weather makes it difficult to safely react to the unexpected, and posted speed limits are for ideal conditions only (dry, clear roads).

“There’s an excuse to be late, but no excuse for speeding,” said Molendyk.

A motorist could face a couple of fines under the Motor Vehicle Act. If you’re charged with driving without consideration, the fine is $196. If you get a ticket for speeding relative to the conditions, the fine is $167.