Awareness of hazards and understanding how to prevent incidents is key to keeping everyone in our community safe. Take a step towards increasing your public safety knowledge by accessing the preventative learning resources provided.
Love your family and friends – Buckle Up.
It's important to remember that everyone in a car needs to be buckled up. In the event of a crash an unrestrained body could be catapulted in various directions causing fatal injuries to other vehicle occupants. Next time you’re in a vehicle remind those travelling with you to buckle up too.
Seatbelts must be worn at all times by all occupants before putting the vehicle in motion.
Ensure the lap belt is positioned low across your hips and the should belt is always sitting across the centre of your chest
Drivers are responsible for ensuring both themselves and passengers under the age of 16 are using proper restraints.
Alberta’s distracted driving law applies to all roads and all vehicles. How many times have you sent a quick text when stopped at a red light? That’s a $300 fine and three demerits.
Enforcement Officers can use discretion in laying charges if you are engaging in other activities while driving that impair you ability to drive safety. Any of the following apply to the distracted driving law. This includes while stopped at red lights.
Have you become complacent when entering an intersection? Bad habits can develop as we hurry through our daily lives, but forgetting about basic safety can cost you more than time. These busy, high-traffic areas can easily become a source of injuries or fatalities if not accessed safely.
Exercise caution when approaching an intersection.
Always look before proceeding through an intersection, watching for other drivers and pedestrians.
Ensure it is safe to turn left before doing so.
Obey traffic signs and signals. In particular, fully stop at red lights and stop signs.
At three and four-way stops, the vehicle that arrived first should proceed first. If two vehicles arrive at the same time, the vehicle on the right should proceed first.
Leave ample room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front.
Be prepared for the unexpected — pedestrians, changing lights, slippery road conditions, or even other drivers.
Pedestrians, make eye contact with drivers ensuring you are seen. Extending your arm and pointing in the direction you wish to proceed shows drivers that you intend to enter a crosswalk.