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In Partnership with Alberta Transportation
The Focus for October Will Be Pedestrian Safety

Click here to view the 2018 Alberta Transportation Traffic Safety Calendar

Did you know:
  • On average, 44 pedestrians were killed and 1,187 were injured each year between 2011 and 2015
  • Failing to yeild to a pedestrian in a crosswalk can earn you a fine of $776 plus four demerit points
  • 21.7% of pedestrians involved in a fatal collision in 2015 had consumed alcohol
  
Pedestrians:
  • Do not assume that drivers will see you and stop, make eye contact with the driver before you cross the street
  • Be visible (wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight especially when walking in low light or poor weather conditions)
  • Remain alert (put away distracting electronic devices when crossing the street)
  • Walk on the sidewalk, if there is no sidewalk, walk off the road facing traffic

 

 Drivers:

  • Watch for vehicles stopped or slowing down in the lane next to yours. They may be yielding to a pedestrian
  • Be alert when approaching an intersection or crosswalk
  • Stay alert and slow down on residential streets and through school and playground zones

 

For more information check out saferoads.com