In response to public complaints of vehicles not yielding to pedestrians on St Peters Road, Charlottetown Police Services conducted strategic enforcement over the last few weeks and have utilized a plain clothes Officer posing as a pedestrian.
On February 19th, Officers issued five (5) HTA (Highway Traffic Act) tickets under section 190(1) “failing to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk” which carries a fine of $275.00 dollars.
On February 23rd, Officers returned to the same area and issued five (5) more tickets under the same section 190(1).
Police will continue strategic enforcement throughout the City.
Police would like to take this opportunity to remind drivers to pay attention to cross walks and yield to pedestrians waiting to cross. It is also the pedestrians responsibility to use caution at crosswalks – do not assume drivers have seen you, make eye contact and wait for the vehicle to stop, pay particular attention if you are crossing a 4 lane road such as University Avenue, ensure all lanes of traffic have stopped and proceed with caution.