ICBC warns youth and parents as summer approaches

On average 71 Vancouver Island youth are injured in car crashes over the summer months

  • Jun. 10, 2015 11:00 a.m.

On average 71 Vancouver Island youth are injured in car crashes over the summer months, the Insurance Corporation of BC reports.

For high school seniors June to August is the season for one last summer of carefree fun and parties.

But ICBC is asking parents to make sure their teens have a plan to get home safely from their celebrations.

Every day from June to August, 19 youth are injured in crashes in B.C.

The number of youth killed in crashes increases by nearly 30 per cent in July and August,  with an average of 10 youth killed.