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EPS focuses on pedestrian safety in November

For Immediate Release:15-Nov-2017 @ 9:41 AM
MRU #:TR17R045

The Edmonton Police Service is focusing on pedestrian safety this week by educating citizens and conducting targeted enforcement around the city.

“To date, there have been eight pedestrian fatalities this year,” says Sgt. Kerry Bates with EPS Traffic Section. “We want to make sure everyone knows the rules of the road so pedestrians and motorists can stay safe.”

 

Some of the enforcement under the Traffic Safety Act includes:  

  • Fail to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk: $776 fine

  • Pass a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk: $776 fine

  • Jaywalking: $250 fine

  • Walking against a wait light: $250 fine

  • Pedestrian fail to yield right of way to a motor vehicle: $78 fine

  • Pedestrian enter roadway against signal: $78 fine 

Patrols will focus on known speeding locations, high-pedestrian zones, school zones, playground zones, high collision areas and citizen complaint locations.

 

Partners in this provincial pedestrian safety blitz include the EPS, Alberta Office of Traffic Safety, City of Edmonton Traffic Safety, RCMP, Alberta Sheriffs, and other Alberta policing agencies.


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Please contact Noreen Remtulla at (780) 421-3552 for more information.

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