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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 pedestrian;

  • 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.

Last Updated November 10, 2014