Today is the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims.
In each of the past two years, about 290 people were killed on B.C.’s roads.
In the first week of November alone, there were high-profile collisions in the Comox Valley, Kamloops, Hope, Burnaby and Richmond.
In B.C., over the last five years, police have cited distracted driving and inattention in more than 1/3 of road crash deaths.
Nationally, the prevalence of drug-affected driving now rivals alcohol-affected driving and speed still contributes to one in three deaths on the roads in British Columbia.