Police are reminding residents of crosswalk safety.
 
With kids returning to school, police want to send the right message to those walking and behind the wheel.
 
If a vehicle fails to stop, or allow a pedestrian to use a crosswalk, the ticket is $155. Failing to yield to a pedestrian who's already in a crosswalk is a $776 fine with four demerits.
   
"Make sure you yield to pedestrians," said Constable Janice Scheopp from the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP.
 
Drivers should:
- Pay attention to pedestrians crossing when making any turns or stopping. 
 
Pedestrians should:
- Check traffic before crossing the street and only proceed when it is safe to do so.
- Always use crosswalks and pedestrian-activated signals when they are available.
- Pay attention to your surroundings. Remove headphones; put away cell phones and other electronic devices when crossing the street.
 
For more details on school zones, including times and speeds in the area, click here.

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