Ottawa Police city wide back-to-school traffic enforcement results

Posted On Friday September 06, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 6, 2019       4:10pm

(Ottawa)— With students returning from summer holidays, the Ottawa Police Service Traffic Services conducted city-wide proactive traffic enforcement blitzes in school zones. 

The back-to-school enforcement campaign - which took place from August 27th to September 6th - focused on traffic safety in and around school zones. 

In particular, officers looked for:

  • speeding in school zones;
  • failing to stop, failing to yield to pedestrians at school crossings;
  • failing to obey crossing guards;
  • failing to obey school bus signs; and
  • distracted driving.

As a result, a total of 315 Provincial Offence Notices were issued during this enforcement campaign. 

“We wish to remind all drivers to be alert especially when driving in school zones,” said Staff Sergeant Marc-Andre Sheehy, Ottawa Police Traffic Services. “We have to be mindful that vulnerable kids who are just learning how to safely cross the street are now in and near school zones and at play in our community.” 

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Contacts: Csts. Jon Hall & Phil Kane

Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 3833

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