Traffic survey results help shape future safety strategies
In 2018, Fort Saskatchewan City Council adopted Vision Zero and the Safe System Approach to traffic safety. This approach uses the Five E’s of traffic safety - Education, Engagement, Evaluation, Enforcement and Engineering - to prevent fatal and serious injury collisions in the community.
Recently, Protective Services sent out a Traffic Safety Survey to gain the publics input. The survey received over 600 responses – more than double the number of responses compared to similar surveys conducted in neighbouring communities.
Feedback from respondents included having a more visible enforcement presence in the City for speeding, stop sign and distracted driving offenses. Additionally, the City also received positive feedback on its balanced approach of education, engagement and enforcement. Protective Services will use the survey results to help shape its traffic safety strategies. A Final report of the survey findings will be posted on the City’s website.
Survey participants also entered their names for a chance to win a road safety kit. Over 500 people entered the draw – and, Mr. Oludare Olagunju was the grand prize winner! Mr. Olagunju is a Fort Saskatchewan resident who’s interested in traffic safety for himself, friends and family and for people who live in, or visit Fort Saskatchewan.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey, and congratulations to Mr. Olagunju!
Photo: Left to right - Brad Ward, protective services director; Mr. Oludare Olagunju, prize winner;
Chantale Vahey, protective services analyst.