Monthly Traffic Safety Message

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NOVEMBER TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

Safety seats save! Ensure your child's safety seat is sized, positioned and secured appropriately. 

Did you know that child safety seats can reduce the risk of serious and fatal injury by around 60 to 70 percent? Car seats, booster seats, and seat belts can prevent the unimaginable. As a driver, you are responsible for ensuring children under the age of 16, are properly restrained. 

To make sure your child is using the appropriate safety seat for them, follow this guideline:  

  • Rear-facing car seat (birth until at least 2 years)
  • Forward-facing car seat (at least 2 years until at least 6 years or 40 lbs)
  • Booster seat (at least 6 years or 40lbs until a seat belt fits)
  • Seat belt (when a child is at least 145 cm (4’9”) tall and between 8 and 12 years of age)

For more information on choosing the right child safety seat, visit www.alberta.ca/child-seats.aspx

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DECEMBER TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe!

Drive safe, drive sober. Driving impaired can affect your reaction time, reduce your concentration, decrease your vision and put everyone at risk. Help get everyone home safely.  

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JANUARY TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe!

Don't be inattentive at intersections. Approach with caution. Slow down and be prepared to make a controlled stop based on current road conditions.  

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FEBRUARY TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe!

Distraction is dangerous. The moment your eyes leave the road and your attention is drawn to something else, you are distracted. Stay focused on the road and avoid distractions.

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MARCH TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe!

Buckle up! Seatbelts save lives. Wearing a seatbelt helps keep you and everyone inside of your vehicle safe

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APRIL TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe!

No need for speed! Slow down, follow the speed limit and be courteous. Leave yourself ample time to get where you need to go safely. 

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MAY TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe!

Bikes are back. Watch for cyclists and share the road. look twice for motorcyclists, especially at intersections or when changing lanes.

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JUNE TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe!

Share the road with commercial vehicles. Stay back, stay safe. If you can't see the mirrors - the driver can't see you. make sure to leave enough room between you and the vehicle in front of you.  

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JULY TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe!

Stay safe this summer. Don't drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Plan your ride - arrive alive.  

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AUGUST TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe!

Share the road responsibly. Both new and experienced drivers share the road and play a part in keeping everyone safe. Obey all traffic and speed signs, be courteous and patient and practice proactive driving.  

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SEPTEMBER TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe! 

As we transition to another school year, it is important to keep safety top of mind. Please watch for children on their way to school; plan for extra time if your travels take you near schools or school bus routes and always follow the speed limit.

Follow these additional safety tips to be back-to-school safe:

  • Playground Zones are in effect year-round from 7:30 am to 9 pm.
  • Be on the lookout for school zones and ALWAYS obey the speed limit.
  • Always stop for school buses that are loading and unloading children.
  • Never pass other vehicles while driving in a school zone.
  • Do NOT text and drive.
  • Be aware and watch out for children nears schools, bus stops, streets and parking lots.
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OCTOBER TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe!

Both drivers and pedestrians have a role to play when it comes to road safety. As a driver, it is important to practice caution and always keep pedestrians top-of-mind. 

Follow these tips to be pedestrian safe: 

  • Avoid distraction. Keep your eyes on the road and avoid engaging in distractions until you are at your destination. 
  • Look before you turn. Always look in the direction you are planning to turn, scan the road and sidewalk before completing your turn. 
  • Never assume a pedestrian sees you. Always make eye contact with pedestrians to ensure they know your next move. 
  • Keep an eye out for pedestrians, especially children. Always be on the lookout for pedestrians, especially in areas where you suspect they may be present. Pay extra attention to children, as they might not be aware of the traffic safety rules. 
  • Always approach pedestrian crossings with caution. Reduce your speed and be prepared to yield to all pedestrians at a cross walk. Never go around vehicles who are stopped at a pedestrian crossing.