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October STEP & BEEP Initiatives
Posted Date: 10/5/2017

Selected Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)

Pedestrian sign

Pedestrian Safety

Walking is the primary means of transportation for many people. Enforcement Services encourages all motorists to be aware of pedestrians that share our roads. To help reinforce this message, the Selected Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) for October will concentrate on Pedestrian Safety.

Fact: Almost 40 per cent of vehicle collisions involving a pedestrian were as a result of the driver failing to yield the right of way to the pedestrian (Alberta Transportation).

“The public can expect to see Enforcement out in areas where pedestrians frequent, such as downtown, near schools and by parks,” says Sergeant Ryan Hoffman, Enforcement Services.

Motorists are reminded that in Alberta, pedestrians have the right of way at both marked and unmarked crosswalks. The fine for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, or passing a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk is $776 and it carries four demerit points.

Bylaw Enforcement Education Program (BEEP)
Taxi Standards

Ensuring minimum vehicle standards in taxis/limousines is another responsibility of Enforcement Services. For the month of October the Bylaw Enforcement Education Program (BEEP) will see license inspectors and Peace Officers performing vehicle safety inspections to ensure minimum standards required for taxis/limousines are either met or exceeded.

“Taxi’s form an important part of our communities transportation network,” says Sergeant Hoffman. “Taxi inspections are performed on each licensed vehicle at least twice a year in order to ensure these vehicles remain safe.”

If the public has any concerns or compliments regarding at taxi or chauffeur they are encouraged to note the taxi unit number which is available on the sides and rear of each vehicle and contact Enforcement Services at 780-830-5790.