After a rash of recent crosswalk incidents, including a death, police are taking action.
The RCMP and Halifax Regional Police have launched a “safety blitz,” according to a press release issued on Wednesday, and will be educating the public on the importance of driving and walking without distractions.
Police will be spreading the message on the roads and through an HRP Traffic Cop social media presence.
Traffic unit members will spend the next month at high-risk intersections stopping people who put themselves or others at risk through their actions, and offering tips on how they could behave more safely, the release says.
After the initial month of education, officers will move toward heavy enforcement.
Last year saw an increase in pedestrian/vehicle accidents, and the highest pedestrian fatality rate in five years with four people being killed. — Metro Halifax