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M.E. and You – Weekly Municipal Enforcement Messages

Post Date:November 05, 2018 9:27 am

Pedestrian Safety Month

November is Pedestrian Safety Month in Alberta. We’re asking drivers and pedestrians to be vigilant and follow some simple safety tips.

For pedestrians:

  • Point, pause and proceed. Maintain eye contact with drivers to ensure that they have stopped before you cross the street.
  • Only cross at designated crossing points such as a marked crosswalk or street corner.
  • Do not cross the road while distracted. Remove headphones and put away your cell phone until you are safely across the road.
  • Ensure that you are visible to drivers. When in low light, wear reflective or bright coloured clothing.

For drivers:

  • When approaching crosswalks or intersections, be alert for pedestrians.
  • Reduce your speed. Sometime pedestrians can be hard to see in low light conditions.
  • Make eye contact with pedestrians before you proceed through a crosswalk and give them the right of way.

Fort Saskatchewan is a Vision Zero community and asks, “What are you doing to make our roads safer?” For more information on Vision Zero please visit the City of Fort Saskatchewan website at fortsask.ca/visionzero.