Speeding is an issue that the Ottawa Police Service and I as your councillor take very seriously. The Ottawa Police rely on different sources of information, including assistance such as yours, to highlight problem areas and direct their resources appropriately.
If you witness speeding in your neighbourhood, please make note of the details of the car including make, colour, location and time of the occurrence, and if possible, license plate number and contact the Ottawa Police by utilizing their online reporting system at: http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Online-Reporting.asp
Once your report is taken, you will be provided with a case number and the report will be assigned to the area traffic enforcement section for follow-up. A police officer will then contact you in relation to their action.
Unfortunately, speeding is one of the top traffic violations in all City of Ottawa communities. I need the help of residents to report any instances of speeding to the police – the more speeding complaints the police receive from a certain area, the more resources they’re able to deploy to monitor that area.
Slow Down for Us Spring Campaign
As has been done in previous years, I would like to invite residents who are concerned with speeding on their streets to contact my office to request a “Slow Down for Us” sign for their front lawn.
Slow Down for Us is a temporary signage posting campaign organized by Safer Roads Ottawa. It is geared towards drawing attention to and educating motorists on the local residential streets to be aware of children at play. It alerts drivers to be more conscious and responsible to obey the speed limits that are put into place. This program receives enforcement support from the Ottawa Police Service accordingly.
Requests can be emailed to Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca with your name, phone number and house address. For more information, please visit http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/road-safety/slow-down-us.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping our communities safe.