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December STEP and BEEP Initiatives
Posted Date: 11/28/2017

SELECTED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP) - Winter Driving

Winter Driving related offences will be the Selected Traffic Enforcement Program focus for December. The arrival of winter has brought with it plenty of snow this year and too many motor vehicle collisions. Enforcement Services encourages motorists to pay special attention to driving in these more challenging conditions. Simple tips for Winter Driving include:

• Ensure your vehicle is clear of frost and snow to provide the best visibility possible.
• Slow down when conditions are not idea ideal. The posted speed limit is intended for ideal road conditions.
• Leave more space between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.
• Keep your headlights on all the time - don’t rely on daytime running lights.
• Low beam lights are more effective than high beam lights in fog or heavy snow conditions.
• Signal well in advance of turning to give other motorists time to anticipate and react to your actions.
• Install winter rated tires.

BYLAW ENFORCEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM (BEEP) - Sidewalk Clearing

The City is committed to Community Mobility. Snow and ice covered walkways significantly reduce mobility and create potentially dangerous situations for pedestrians.

Enforcement Services reminds property owners and occupants that snow and ice on sidewalks adjacent to their homes and buildings should be removed within twenty-four (24) hours following the most recent deposit of snow or ice. This snow and ice cannot be pushed onto the public street (with the exception of Downtown). Failure to remove snow or ice could result in a fine and removal costs.

If the public has any concerns or compliments regarding sidewalk clearing they are encouraged to contact Enforcement Services at 780-830-5790.