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M.E. and YOU:Slow Down in School Zones

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023 09:42 AM

Fort Saskatchewan Municipal Enforcement would like to remind the public that school is back in session. Increased vehicle, cycle and pedestrian traffic will be moving throughout our community.

For the safety of our children and to help keep students and citizens safe, please pay attention to speed limits, stop signs and cross walks in school and playground zones. The 30 km/ hour school speed zone time is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every school day, but it is good practise to consider children may...

M.E. and YOU: WInter and Pet Safety

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2023 02:16 PM

Does your dog or cat love to be outside? If so, they need to be kept safe as temperatures drop.

All pets need to be provided with food and water, and have access to adequate shelter at all times. Outdoor play and walk times should be limited when it’s extremely cold. When taking your dog for a walk please be mindful of their safety and comfort and keep them on a leash to ensure they don’t run away.

Pets can suffer from both hypothermia and frostbite.

Some things to look for are:

  • shivering,
  • lack of...

M.E. and YOU: Winter Driving

Posted on Monday, January 09, 2023 02:09 PM

Colder temperatures and snow flurries are back. Winter weather can dramatically affect both vehicle handling and braking distance. We want to remind drivers prepare for winter driving conditions. The three key factors to safe driving in winter road conditions are to stay alert, slow down and stay in control.

Here are some tips to get your vehicle winter ready:

  • Have your vehicle’s maintenance check done and have all equipment ready
  • Consider using snow tires to improve traction and stopping distance
  • Keep...

M.E. and YOU: Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Holidays

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 03:38 PM

The City and Municipal Enforcement are reminding drivers not to drink and drive this holiday season. Be responsible: choose a designated driver or call a taxi or friend. Plan ahead and stay safe!

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 fortsask.ca/visionzero

M.E. and YOU: Icy Intersections

Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2022 09:34 AM

We remind drivers to be extra cautious and slow down when approaching stop signs and red lights. Failure to stop can have serious consequences. When you drive up to a stop sign or red light, please:

  • Stop completely at the stop sign or red light before proceeding
  • Stop behind the stop line or crosswalk. If there’s no marked crosswalk at an intersection, stop within three metres of the intersection
  • Be alert for pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles
  • At four-way stop intersections: All vehicles...