After seeing 240 collisions on city streets from January to the end of July, Fort Saskatchewan Municipal Enforcement is reminding drivers to use caution, slow down and obey traffic signals.
Twenty-seven of this year's crashes have caused injury to drivers, passengers or vulnerable road users such as cyclists or pedestrians, with most of the city’s serious collisions happening at intersections.
"These are all things that could have been prevented,” said municipal enforcement supervisor Matt Lowther. "Every one of us when we're driving, we need to be thinking about road safety and our safety and the safety of other people that are on the road.”
Municipal enforcement is sharing a number of driving tips to help make it safe for everyone at local intersections:
- Drive defensively and look both ways before entering an intersection, remembering that even when you have the right of way, it may not be safe to proceed.
- Use caution and don’t make sudden moves that might confuse other road users.
- Use your turn signals.
- Come to a full stop at stop signs and red lights and proceed only when it is safe.
- Always stop for pedestrians at intersections and make eye contact with them, letting them know you see them.
- If a vehicle is stopped at an intersection, do not pass on the right -- a pedestrian or cyclist may be crossing the street.
- Never speed up to drive through an intersection; speed increases the likelihood and severity of a collision. 
Traffic collision stats in Fort Saskatchewan:
- Collisions in 2017: 532
- Collisions so far in 2018: 240
- Collisions in 2108 involving injury: 27
- Most crashes: the Highway 21 and Highway 15 corridor from 84 to 125 Street
- Collisions happen more often Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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