ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Abbotsford police are proposing a mock Mature Driver warning, after they say statistics show experienced drivers have caused all the fatal collisions in the Fraser Valley city, not the teenagers who tend to get a bad rap for poor judgment behind the wheel.
Const. Ian MacDonald says that over the last two years, 22 people have died in 20 crashes in the community, and that the average age of the drivers involved was 40 years.
He says novice drivers weren’t involved in any of the incidents and that one driver who died was 100 years old.
MacDonald says police have created a poster featuring a sign with a big M for “mature” driver, similar to the N that adorns the cars of new drivers, as a way to draw attention to traffic safety.
The poster displays the age of drivers, passengers and pedestrians involved in fatal crashes and cautions people to “stay alert, slow down, think safe.”
MacDonald says the poster will be displayed in the local community policing office to create dialogue among drivers of all ages.