Slick roads send motorists sliding

Mounties responded to approximately 40 collision reports throughout the Central Okanagan, and the Coquihalla Connector.

A Honda civic spun out on the bridge going toward Kelowna with no injuries on Saturday

Slick roads sent area motorists sliding into one another this weekend.

Mounties responded to approximately 40 collision reports throughout the Central Okanagan, and the Coquihalla Connector over the weekend.

“For the most part, the contributing factors in many of these crashes appear to be related to drivers not adjusting their driving behaviour to the change in weather and road conditions,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, adding that the vast majority of those incidents were free of injury-reports.

“Investigators continue to find vehicles with improper or insufficient tires.”

O’Donaghey also said the RCMP would like to remind motorists to allow extra travel time to their destination.

“Ensure that you slow down, adjust your speed to the road conditions and wear your seat belt. Doing so will reduce your chance of sustaining injuries in a crash,” he said.

“For those traveling outside of the Okanagan and over any mountain passes, plan your trip, tell your friends and family, pack an emergency kit, ensure your cell phone is fully charged and check the road and weather conditions before you go. Once again, give yourself ample time to travel to your destination and avoid using cruise control on slippery roads.”