With spring well on its way to the southeast, there are many more people out and about walking the sidewalks. That's something to be aware of if you're traveling down a lane that has huge puddles of water because whether you meant to or not splashing a pedestrian could lead to some fines. We talked to the EPS constable Gropp to get the details.

"We actually have a bylaw in Estevan that says no person operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway shall splash any pedestrian, and that will come with a $100 dollar fine. Police could also lay another charge under the traffic safety act for driving without reasonable consideration for others and that would result in a $280 dollar fine and possibly points on your license."

While the police don't have the numbers on how many fines have come of this, it does get reported.

"There have been people in the past who have come in to make a complaint, but not wishing for the driver to be fined but to be made aware and warned of further action."

If you happen to be one of the unlucky souls who ends up soaking wet from a vehicle that refused to make any attempt to avoid splashing you, you can call the police and report them, any information about the vehicle would help but the best thing would be to get the license plate number, and to the motorists in the city a little common courtesy goes a long way.

 

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