DARTMOUTH: Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding drivers and pedestrians about intersection-safety this winter. Winter weather can seriously impact road conditions which can make it challenging to stop quickly.
Last week, RCMP members conducted an checkpoint to highlight intersection safety that resulted in 25 tickets being issued. Tickets were given to motorists who failed to stop at a red light or at a stop sign. This also included motorists who failed to stop at a red light before turning right.
It’s important to stay focused and alert when approaching an intersection so that you can see what is around you and prevent a collision.
· Pedestrians and motorists should make eye contact before pedestrians cross in front of vehicles.
· Check traffic before crossing and only proceed when it is safe to do so.
· Always use crosswalks and pedestrian-activated signals when they are available.
· Wear reflective or brightly-coloured clothing if you’re walking at night to be more visible.
· Don’t be a distracted pedestrian. Remove headphones; put away cell phones, or other electronic devices when crossing the street.
Nova Scotia RCMP would also like to remind motorists to buckle up, it could save your life.
Did you know that not wearing a seatbelt is one of the four causal factors of serious and fatal motor vehicle collisions in Nova Scotia.