June 2013 – Commercial Vehicles
The Selected Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) for the month of June will
focus on commercial vehicles. A commercial vehicle is a truck, truck
tractor, trailer or semi-trailer or combination thereof exceeding a gross
vehicle weight of 4500kg.
Drivers of commercial vehicles have limited vision
while driving due to the size and dimension of the loads that they are
carrying. A basic rule of thumb when following a commercial vehicle is that
if you cannot see the mirrors on the vehicle, the driver will not be able to
Also keep in mind that commercial vehicles have a wider turning radius than
passenger cars and may swing out into another lane prior to starting a turn.
If you are in the vehicle s blind spot, the driver may not see you.
From a statistical point of view, commercial vehicles make it to their
destination safely 99% of the time.
June 2013 – Focus on City Parks
The Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Section of the Medicine Hat Police Service
will be focusing on City Parks for the month of June.
The City of Medicine Hat Parks Bylaw #2527 has a variety of provisions that
are aimed to make the parks a safe and fun place for all users. A few of the
provisions that the community should be aware of are as follows:
Alcohol is prohibited in all City parks.
Fires are to be contained to the fire pits and must be extinguished
prior to leaving your picnic site.
Motor vehicles are not permitted on any park trail, environmental
reserve or municipal reserve land. (Permits are available for some access in
some areas at the Parks Department)
Swimming or Wading in the lake at Echo Dale Park is permitted only
while lifeguards are on duty.
Gates at Echo Dale, Kin Coulee and Strathcona Island Parks are open each
day from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, and the gate at Police Point Park is open daily
from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM each day.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times in City parks unless they are a
posted off leash area.
Dogs are not permitted in any body of water or water play ground within the
City of Medicine Hat parks.
Litter receptacles are available in all City parks, please use them as
it is an offence to litter.