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Traffic Initiatives

January is Snowmobile Safety Month

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service recognizes January as Snowmobile Safety & Education Month. “Snowmobiling has proven to be one of the more dangerous winter sports,” says Traffic Sergeant Joe Poderys, “but snowmobile education and safety precautions can help you to enjoy the trails legally and with a lesser risk of injury or death.” The…

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2023 Festive R.I.D.E. Launch

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police, Anishinabek Police Service, Batchewana First Nation Police, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is launching its annual Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) Campaign. The annual enforcement and education initiative aims to take impaired drivers off the roads in Sault Ste. Marie and…

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Seatbelt & Car Seat Safety Awareness Month

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service recognizes October as Seatbelt and Car Seat Safety Awareness Month. Traffic Sergeant Ray Magnan says, “Wearing a seatbelt and ensuring children are properly secured in an appropriate car seat are the most effective ways to reduce the chance of injury or death in a motor vehicle collision.” In 2022,…

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Sault Police Remind Community to Drive Safely this Back-to-School Season

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service’s monthly traffic initiative for September is Back to School Safety. With students heading back to school, Sault Police are reminding the community to drive safely – especially in school zones, around school buses, and near crossing guards. Drivers should be extra cautious in the morning and mid-afternoon when children…

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August – Intersection Safety Month

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service recognizes August as Intersection Safety Month. According to the National Collision Database, 27 percent of traffic fatalities and 41 percent of serious injuries occurred at intersections in Canada in 2020. The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals says that “Collisions and injuries –some of them fatal – very often…

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April – Seat Belt Awareness Month

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service recognizes April as Seat Belt Awareness Month. Traffic Sergeant Ray Magnan says “Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to reduce the chance of injury or death while travelling in a motor vehicle. Promoting seat belt safety and education is an important part of our commitment to…

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Distracted Driving Awareness

The Monthly Traffic Initiative for March is distracted driving. Statistics show, distracted driving greatly increases the likelihood of a collision. When holding, and using a handheld device while driving, your eyes and attention are removed from the roadway, as you focus on another task. In 2021, officers laid 10 charges related to distracted driving. “Mobile…

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New Stunt Driving Laws

On July 1, 2021 new Stunt Driving regulations under the Highway Traffic Act came into effect. Changes include increased penalties for first time convictions, new speed limits considered stunt driving and if you are charged for stunt driving your vehicle will immediately be impounded for 14 days. The average fee to have your vehicle towed…

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Bicycle Registry

Our Bicycle Unit has been regularly patrolling areas of the downtown and officers have seen more people enjoying cycling trails in The City of Sault Ste. Marie. If you live in Sault Ste. Marie or Prince Township please take the opportunity to register your bicycle at saultpolice.ca/reporting. It is quick, easy and if your bicycle…

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