The Easter long weekend is set to begin on Friday and while most people are gearing up for a long drive for vacation or to see family and friends, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia would like to remind road trippers that road conditions are still unpredictable and challenging.

An estimated 2400 crashes take place throughout BC during the Easter long weekend.

On average, there are about 62 people injured from 330 crashes in the Southern Interior over the same weekend.

ICBC gives six tips in order for travellers to have a safer trip;

Drivers must make sure they are well rested before the planned trip.
Vehicles should be checked for washer fluid, engine oil, lights, and tires.
The driving route should be planned ahead of time under the advice of DriveBC and an emergency kit should be packed incase the driver gets stranded.
A longer following distance should be used when driving under bad weather conditions.
Be aware of any motorcycles in the immediate vicinity.
Be aware for any wildlife in the immediate vicinity.