Road Safety is a Shared Responsibility

December 10, 2021
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

News release

Over the past several weeks, Halifax District RCMP has responded to motor vehicle-pedestrian collisions occurring in the early evening. With darkness coming on more quickly with each passing day, we want to remind motorists and pedestrians of a few safety tips:

Drivers:

  • Be alert at all times, and especially when approaching a crosswalk.
  • Yield the right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk, whether it's marked or unmarked.
  • Follow posted speed limits, particularly in school zones and near playgrounds.
  • Ensure your windshield is clean and clear.

Pedestrians:

  • Look both ways before crossing the street, and make eye contact with approaching drivers whenever possible.
  • Use a marked crosswalk if available.
  • Never dart out into traffic between parked cars.
  • Make sure you can see drivers, and they can see you.
  • Wear brightly coloured and/or reflective clothing,
  • especially at night or in poor weather.
  • Activate the crosswalk signals where available.

Do your part. Stay alert and be safe!

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Contact information

Cpl. Lisa Croteau
Public Information Officer
Halifax District RCMP
Cell : 902-830-5695
Email : lisa.croteau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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