Traffic Safety in Alberta
Pedestrian Safety is the focus for November
Both drivers and pedestrians are
responsible for safety.
Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, but also have the
responsibility to cross safely.
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 $575 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.
Check out some of our media related to pedestrian safety:
Watch the Asphalt Jungle video.
Listen to the Behind the Wheel radio spot.
View the Pedestrian Safety DVD.
November 10, 2014