Test your StreetSmarts about traffic safety and look out for each other out there on the road. Follow #StreetSmarts on Twitter and Facebook for the latest tips.
Use your StreetSmarts - especially as daylight hours get shorter in fall - and wear reflective clothing if you're walking or riding in low light so people can see you. Bicycles should be equipped with a front light and rear reflector. #StreetSmarts
Pedestrians - use your #StreetSmarts and give drivers a chance to fully stop before you cross the street.Always be aware of vehicles that may not see you. Learn more about pedestrian safety.
On a shared-use pathway, stay on the right so others can pass by. On a bike? Use a bell or call out, then slow down when passing someone.
Bicycle Bylaw 9705 (section 6): No person shall operate a bicycle unless the bicycle is equipped with a functioning horn or bell capable of emitting sound audible, under normal conditions, from a distance of at least 35 metres.
Never pass on the right at an intersection when someone ahead of you is stopped in the travel lane. They might be stopped for a pedestrian you can’t see.
It's legal to pass on the right if the vehicle in front of you is turning left, but please approach slowly and make sure there are no pedestrians or people on bikes crossing. Stay safe out there Saskatoon!
Question: Where do drivers need to stop to leave enough space for people crossing, including those with mobility aids?
Answer: Behind the crosswalk with a clear path to the pedestrian ramp.
Watch out for each other out there!
Test your StreetSmarts knowledge! Did you know? Every intersection is a crosswalk, whether its controlled or uncontrolled. Watch out for each other out there and take care! Learn more about pedestrian safety.