Warm weather + Melting snow + Backed-up storm drains = Big puddles.
As a pedestrian, the last thing you want is to be splashed by a passing motorist while on your commute. But fear not, you’re entitled to feel more than just anger and frustration.
Under the Traffic Bylaw, motorists can be fined for splashing a pedestrian using a sidewalk or crosswalk.
If you’ve taken an unwanted (or unwarranted) bath, here are some things you should make note of in order to file a successful police report:
- License Plate – the starting point for the investigation
- Vehicle Description – need to verify it matches the license plate you provided
- Driver Description – Male, female, race, etc. (because it might not have been the registered owner driving)
- Location, time of day and description of incident
Once you’ve made note of as many details as you can, you are able to report it by attending to Police HQ or calling our non-emergency line (306-975-8300) to make arrangements for an officer to come and take a report.
If we are able to write a ticket, we are writing it based primarily on the information you have provided. If the suspect denies responsibility, it could go to court and you would be required to attend as a victim/witness, similar to reporting traffic violations.
While we can’t guarantee every report will result in the writing of a ticket, we are committed to investigating it.