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ICBC is out with a reminder for drivers, calling the May long weekend one of the most dangerous times on BC's roads.

Last year on the Victoria Day long weekend, ICBC spokesperson Lindsay Olsen says 490 people were hurt in 1900 crashes in BC.

She stresses that it's important drivers give themselves lots of time, and prepare for unpredictable weather.

"Remember that posted speed limits are for ideal conditions only. On uneven or wet roads or in severe weather, slow down and increase your following distance to at least four seconds."

In the southern interior alone, Olsen says 69 people were hurt in 279 crashes last year over the May long weekend.