The Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), and the City of Lloydminster are partnering to install crosswalk beacons for improved pedestrian safety.
The new beacons have been set up in three high traffic areas:
Highway 17 (50 Ave) and 41 Street
62 Avenue (College Drive) and 43 Street
57C Avenue and 21 Street
The funding for the pedestrian-activated crosswalk beacons came from SGI’s Provincial Traffic Safety Fund grant and the City of Lloydminster’s automated traffic enforcement reserve fund.
Mayor Gerald Aalbers speaks to ensuring safety when using City streets.
“Whether driving or walking, safety is of the utmost importance, as is visibility. The day we can hit zero incidents at either marked or unmarked crosswalks will be a day to celebrate. Until then, it’s essential we do our part to ensure pedestrians get to their destination safely and unscathed.” .
Lloydminster RCMP laid over 114 distracted driving charges in 2020, and since August 1, Peace Officers have charged 94 drivers for distracted driving.
In 2020, SGI contributed $750,000 to traffic and pedestrian safety efforts in Saskatchewan.
To read more about SGI’s pedestrian safety programs visit the link on their website.