M.E. and YOU: Weekly Municipal Enforcement Messages

Posted On Tuesday May 19, 2020

We're reminding everyone to Buckle Up!

Did you know wearing your seatbelt while driving is the best way to reduce injuries and save lives in a traffic collision? In Alberta, the law requires all vehicle occupants to wear a seatbelt, and occupants under 16 years old be properly restrained.  

Seat belts should be worn across the hips and across the chest, not behind the back or under the arm.  An appropriate child safety seat must be correctly installed in a vehicle, and used, for children under 18 kg (40 lbs) or under six years-old.

 “Some of our Municipal Enforcement Officers are trained in Child Seat installations”, said Maryjo Webster, Acting Supervisor, Municipal Enforcement, “We’re happy to answer any questions you may have!” 

You can be fined for not wearing your seating belt. So, be smart, buckle up, and keep yourself and your family safe. Learn more about seat belts and child safety.

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

Media Contact:
Maryjo Webster, Supervisor, Municipal Enforcement Services