What's Up Now: RCMP Release

Date: October 15, 2021Share

RCMP offer safe driving tips for fall/winter driving

St. Albert RCMP are reminding citizens that driving conditions are changing with winter approaching. Days are shorter, sun glare is more prevalent and children/youth are walking/biking to school in early morning hours, when it is still dark.

Things to consider when driving in the fall and winter:

  1. Avoid Sun Glare
  2. Make Eye Contact with Pedestrians and/or Cyclists
    • This applies for drivers but for pedestrians and cyclists as well.
    • Pedestrians should refer to “Point, Pause Proceed” when crossing roadways.
  3. Drive to Conditions – Remember the maximum posted speed is under ideal conditions
    • Weather and temperatures are very unpredictable at this time of year
    • Roads may appear dry/clear, but frost or ice may be present
  4. Do Not Wait For The First Snow Fall
    • Do not procrastinate, have winter tires put on before it starts snowing
    • Remember to give yourself more braking distance on icy/snowy roadways
St. Albert RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to the RCMP Detachment at 780-458-7700. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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