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EasterAs the Easter Long Weekend approaches, Mainroad reminds you to plan ahead and drive safe this Easter long weekend.

Here are ICBC’s Easter weekend safe driving tips:

Get some rest: Make sure you’re well rested before heading out on a long drive. Take breaks or switch drivers every two hours to avoid fatigue.

Check your vehicle: If this is your first longer drive of the year, remember to check your engine oil, washer fluid, lights and inspect your vehicle tires, including the spare, to make sure they are in good condition and properly inflated.

Slow down on wet roads: Allow yourself at least twice the normal braking distance on wet or slippery roads. Avoid driving through flooded or washed out roads.

Share the road: Spring brings more cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists on our roads. So it’s important for drivers to be alert and watch for all road users, especially at intersections. Avoid distractions and leave your phone alone.

Watch for wildlife warning signs: Animals may be feeding on plants near the roadside this spring. Slow down and use caution when you see wildlife on or near a highway, so you have time to react if an animal crosses your path.