Bathurst Police Force urges pedestrians to use crosswalks following recent fatality

The Bathurst Police Force says there are an adequate number of crosswalks in the city and that citizens need to use them.

This after a 72 year old woman was killed crossing Saint Peter Ave. last week--the fifth pedestrian fatality in the city in last ten years.

Cst. Jeff Chiasson says part of the problem is people not crossing where they're supposed to and that they don't take into consideration that traffic may not see them.

Since 2015 the force has handed out 22 tickets for jaywalking.

Jaywalking, as well as failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk can result in a fine of $172.50.

 

(with files from the Northern Light)