Imagine yourself walking down the sidewalk on a beautiful spring afternoon when a car speeds past you, splashing you from head to toe. In the City of Estevan, that person could receive a ticket.
"It would be under the Traffic Bylaw," explained Bylaw Officer, Special Constable Josie Newton, "and it states no person operating a vehicle on a public highway shall splash any pedestrian or project dirt or water at or on to any pedestrian by spinning tires or accelerating quickly."
Fines for splashing a pedestrian start at $100.
"Just slow down. Especially if you're close to a sidewalk and you do see pedestrians on the sidewalk. Just be courteous. Nobody wants to be splashed by a puddle."
She added that with the recent melt, there have been a few things emerging.
"Vehicles that are parked for a long period of time are really starting to show up now because of the ice blocks around them."
It's also another reminder how important it is to pick up after your pets.
"If you have a pet or an animal out and about, make sure that you pick up after it."