Traffic Safety in Alberta
When eyes lock it’s safer to walk
Both drivers and pedestrians are responsible for safety.
Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, but also have the
responsibility to cross safely.
Pedestrian Safety Facts:
Between 2010 – 2014, on average
43 pedestrians were killed and more than 1,170 were injured each
The majority of pedestrian
casualty collisions (95.8 per cent) occurred in urban areas
In 2014, 47.9 per cent of the
drivers involved in pedestrian casualty collisions failed to
yield the right of way to the pedestrian.
In 2014, the casualty rates per
10,000 populations were highest for pedestrians between the ages
of 15 to 19. However, 78 per cent of pedestrians killed were 25
On average each year between
2010 and 2014, 17 pedestrians involved in fatal collisions and
119 involved in injury collisions had consumed alcohol prior to
When approaching an intersection
or crosswalk be alert for pedestrians.
Watch for vehicles stopped or
slowing in the lane next to yours. They may be yielding to a
Failing to yield to a pedestrian
in a crosswalk carries a fine of $776 plus four demerit points.
Stay alert and slow down on
residential streets, and through school and playground zones.
Be alert at intersections and
always look out for danger when crossing the street.
Make eye contact with drivers
before you cross the street.
Be seen! Wear brightly coloured
or reflective clothing especially when walking in low light or
poor weather conditions.
Abide by traffic signs and
signals. They are in place for your safety.
If you are impaired, seek
assistance and alternative transportation.
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October 28, 2015