ICBC and police cracking down on speed during the month of May

There will be a crack down on speed during the month of May.

ICBC, the province and police have launched a month long campaign urging drivers to slow down.

Across the province every year, 82 people are killed in speed-related crashes, making speed the number one cause of car crash fatalities in B.C...in the southern interior alone there are 28 people killed in speed related crashes.

Officials say it's not just drivers, research shows that if a pedestrian is hit by a passenger vehicle at 40 km/h, 90 per cent of pedestrians would survive.

However, that number drops to 50 per cent survival rate at 80 km/h.

Police will be targeting speeders during May and Speed Watch volunteers will also be set up in B.C. communities.