Increased traffic prompts safety warning from paramedics

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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With lake season underway, Parkland Ambulance Paramedics have issued several safety reminders after noting a marked increase in traffic over the weekend.

Extra traffic creates greater potential for motor vehicle collisions. Drivers should take care to slow down, allow plenty of time to reach their destinations, ensure vehicles are in good mechanical working over and verify that items being towed are securely attached to the vehicle.

On June 27, the provincial government will introduce new laws designed to improve road safety. One major change is making booster seats mandatory for children under seven, less than 145 cm (4’ 9”) in height and 36 kg (80 pounds) in weight.

Paramedics remind parents that it is never safe for children under 12 to ride in the front seat of a vehicle.

Free car seat safety checks are available at Parkland for parents to make sure children are the right fit for their car seats. Appointments can be made by calling 306-953-8358.

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