Traffic safety fund targets local solutions

Residents and communities with innovative ideas to help raise awareness on speeding, impaired driving and the importance of wearing seatbelts are invited to submit applications for money from the $500,000 Alberta Traffic Safety Fund (ATSF) to support community-based safety initiatives. […]

Local News

Buckle up in March or pay the consequences

Motorists who like to drive around town unencumbered by seat belts would be wise to buckle up, particularly this month.

March has been designated Occupant Restrain Month under the Alberta Traffic Safety Plan. Each month RCMP, Sheriffs, and their enforcement partners target a different aspect of traffic safety to educate the public. […]

Schools and youth

MPS students get safety refresher

Morinville Public School students learned about pedestrian safety Oct. 14 from two guest speakers the school brought in. Bruce Adams, Regional Traffic Safety Consultant Capital Region, and Elecia Grange, Regional Coordinator AMA School Safety Patrol covered considerable ground on the ins and outs of pedestrian and bike safety, including the importance of walking a bike across the road. […]

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Current photo radar contract will continue on month-to-month basis

by Tristan Turner

Morinville – The Town’s contract with Edmonton-based Independent Traffic Services (ITS) will continue on a month-to-month basis while Council considers potential changes to the photo radar program, including who will provide the service. In their first meeting since the Apr. 14 plebiscite that saw voters narrowly cast their ballots in favour of keeping photo radar, Council voted unanimously in favour of going forward a month at a time. ITS’ contract with the Town ended in December but was extended until Apr. 30 to continue the program pending the results of the vote…. […]

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Province urging Albertans to buckle up

by Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – The Government of Alberta is asking Albertans to join the 95 per cent of people already wearing seatbelts. The province has seen a 26 per cent increase over the past 15 years, rising from 60 per cent compliance in 1999 to 95 per cent currently. It is a trend the government wants to see continue… […]

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Traffic safety open house yields to resident suggestions

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Tuesday night’s Traffic and Pedestrian Safety open house at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre drew less than 30 residents, but those residents had plenty of suggestions on what Morinville could do to improve safety on the streets and sidewalks around town.

The event was another phase in a Council ordered review of traffic and pedestrian safety included in the 2012 budget. Attendees had an opportunity to see where all crosswalks, stop signs, photo radar locations.. […]