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Bylaw Services Weekly Update Nov. 6 – 12, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 3, 2017) – November is Pedestrian Safety Month in Alberta. We’re asking drivers and pedestrians to be vigilant and follow these simple safety tips.

For pedestrians:
Point, pause, proceed. Maintain eye contact with drivers to ensure that they have stopped before you proceed. 
Only cross at designated crossing points. Jaywalking is a $120 fine under the Roads and Transportation Bylaw. 
Do not cross the road while distracted. Remove headphones and put away your cell phone until you are safely across the road.
Ensure that you are visible to drivers. When in low light, wear reflective or bright coloured clothing.  

For drivers:
When approaching intersections or crosswalks, be alert for pedestrians.  
Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk is a $776 fine under the Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulations.  

Photo radar vehicles will be located near the following areas for the week of Nov. 6 – 12, 2017:
Dickins Drive
Thicket Drive
Manning Avenue
Signal Road
Heritage Drive
All school and playground zones within the Urban Service Area

To view a list of photo radar locations, please visit rmwb.ca/photoradar.  

DriveSafe Intersection Safety Systems are active at the following intersections:

Thickwood Boulevard and Silin Forest Road
Thickwood Boulevard and Woodland Drive
Thickwood Boulevard and Cornwall Drive 
Thickwood Boulevard and Real Martin Drive
Franklin Avenue and Tamarack Village Mall
Franklin Avenue and Hospital Street
Confederation Way and Paquette Drive

We ask motorists to be mindful of posted speed limits and to obey traffic signals.

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