Drivers need to be extra careful around crosswalks.
 
During the winter, it often takes longer for drivers to stop or slow down due to poor road conditions.
 
When approaching a stop sign or a red light, drivers are required to stop behind the stop line or within three metres of the intersection if it's unmarked. The vehicle must come to a complete stop before proceeding, even if the driver intends to turn right.
 
"The safety of vulnerable road users, including pedestrians, is of great importance as mistakes can lead to collisions and they can lead to dire consequences," said Fort Saskatchewan municipal enforcement supervisor Matt Lowther.
 
Failing to completely stop at a stop sign or red light could result in a fine of $388 and three demerit points.
  
"People will do what's called a rolling stop where they think they've stopped but really they just slow down."
 
At four-way stop intersections, vehicles are expected to proceed in the order of arrival. If two vehicles arrive at the same time, the one on the right has the right of way.
 
Municipal enforcement implores drivers to be alert for pedestrians and cyclists.
 
"Always make eye contact with those pedestrians," added Lowther. "The consequence of being in that collision can be very severe, they can be tragic, and we really want people to pay attention to stop signs and red lights."
 
Failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk is a $776 fine and four demerit points.