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ICBC reminding drivers about Canada Day safety

ICBC is asking people to celebrate Canada Day responsibly.

Spokesperson Caroline Robinson says July always sees an increase in impaired driving as people attend summer parties and get-togethers.

She says that on average, 78 people die every year from crashes involving impaired driving in BC, and 46% of impaired driving-related deaths occur during the summer months (June to September).

She says on Canada Day, on average, 1 person is killed and 230 are injured in British Columbia.

Robinson says it’s also important to remember that being out in the sun and being dehydrated can mean alcohol hits your system a lot faster than it usually would.

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