Wood Buffalo would like to remind trick or treaters and their parents of a few tips for a safe evening of candy collecting.
Trick or Treaters should:
• Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going.
• Stay on the sidewalks.
• Stay on one side of the road until you can cross safely at a crosswalk.
• Don’t cut across yards or driveways.
• Travel with a group of friends if mature enough to be out unsupervised, and stay in familiar neighborhoods.
• Ensure your costume has reflective pieces, so that you are easily visible to traffic.
• Ensure your mask does not impair your vision or hearing. Consider wearing makeup instead of a mask.
• Dress warm enough for the weather.
• Never enter a stranger’s house.
• Have all candy checked by an adult if you have any allergies, and to confirm it was not tampered with.
• Ensure your house is well lit.
• Keep pets indoors and away from trick-or-treaters.
• Keep walkways obstacle free
• Report any suspicious activities to the police.
• Drive sober
• Avoid residential areas while trick or treaters are out.
• Slow down and watch for children that may be using cross walks or on the road.
• Do not drive while wearing costumes that could impede your vision, hearing, or ability to drive properly. ...
The Wood Buffalo RCMP would like to remind the public that school is back in session!!
Increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be moving throughout our communities. For the safety of our children and to help keep students and citizens safe, please pay attention to the speed limits and cross walks in school and playground zones.
The 30 km/hr speed zone time is from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm every school day but it is good practice to assume children are present at all times and slow down.
The RCMP will be working collaboratively with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Municipal Law Enforcement, encouraging people to follow parking bylaws and safe pedestrian practices.
Here are some ways that you can help keep our community safe:
• Pedestrians should always use crosswalks
• Obey the 30 km/h speed limit in school zones
• Don’t park within 10 metres of the approach of a crosswalk, stop sign, or yield sign
• Don’t park within 1.5 metres of a driveway
• Don’t park within 5 metres of a fire hydrant
• Don’t park in fire lanes
• Don’t park in transit zones
• Be extra cautious in and around construction zones
With the return of students to school the public can also expect to see school buses on the road again. We would like to remind the public that when the red lights are flashing and the stop sign is out, driver’s are obligated to “Stop”. Failing to do so could earn a driver a $543.00 fine.
We all have role to play in keeping our students safe this school year! ...