Frequently Asked Questions

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE FINE IS FOR "HOLDING/USING AN ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE OR CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE"?

Under the Highway Traffic Act, this section carries a fine of up to $1,000 plus 3 demerit points effective September 1, 2015.

Being a responsible driver and owner can not only save your life, but also save the lives of others around you. The most common forms of distracted driving are talking on a cell phone or sending or receiving text messages while driving.  Innocent people have been killed by drivers who were talking or texting while driving.

No text or phone call is worth the chance of causing a serious car crash or worse, causing the death of an innocent person. Don't think..."it won't happen to me...I'm too good of a driver"! Pull over and find a safe place to park if you must use your phone. Otherwise, when driving, leave your phone...alone.

 

 

 DID YOU KNOW THAT...

Effective September 1, 2015, the Slow Down, Move Over legislation now includes tow trucks stopped at the side of the highway with their amber lights flashing.  The fine for drivers who don't slow down or move over is between $400 to $2,000 and the penalty is 3 demerit points.

 

  

CAN I PARK ON CITY STREETS AT NIGHT?

REFERENCE:  BYLAW:  NO PARKING ON CITY STREETS (NOVEMBER 1 - APRIL 30)

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is reminding motorists that there is no parking of vehicles on city streets between midnight and 6 am.

The parking prohibition bylaw starts at midnight on November 1st and runs through to midnight on April 30th (amendment under City By-law 77-200).  For additional information, please call the Public Works and Transportation Department at 705-759-5201.

Persons who disobey this bylaw will receive a $15 fine and may have their vehicle towed. If your vehicle is towed you then have the additional cost of the towing and storage fee at the compound. Even when there is no snow, the bylaw is in effect.

Often the weatherman can be wrong with his message and when this occurs officers from the Police Service are kept busy tagging and towing cars to assist City crews from the Public Works and Transportation in snow removal.

 

So obey the bylaw and don’t park on the streets between midnight and 6 am.

 

 

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