RCMP will be out making sure drivers are prepared for winter

BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared for changing conditions.

October is Drive Relative to Conditions Month in BC and police will be out in force stopping drivers and checking vehicles to make sure motorists are safe and vehicles are properly equip to meet winter driving conditions.

According to provincial statistics, an average of 43 people die every year in BC in collisions where vehicles were being driven too fast for the road conditions.

Today is also the day you should have your winter tires on, with winter tread required in BC between October 1st to March 31st.