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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 approaching...

M.E. and YOU: WInter and Pet Safety

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2022 09:53 AM

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.

There are also health risks for animals left unattended in vehicles for long periods of time when it’s...

M.E. and YOU: Stay Safe on the Candy Trail

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2022 09:09 AM

The City of Fort Saskatchewan would like to remind children and their parents of a few tips for a safe evening of Trick-or-Treating.

  • Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going and be seen
  • Stay on sidewalks
  • Stay on one side of the street until you can cross safely at a crosswalk and walk facing traffic
  • Don’t cut across yards or driveways
  • Ensure your costume has reflective pieces so you’re visible to traffic
  • Ensure your mask doesn’t impede  your vision or hearing. Consider wearing...