_ (via Ottawa Police) _ With students returning from winter holiday break, the Ottawa Police Traffic sections, assisted by School Resource Officers, conducted city-wide proactive traffic enforcement blitzes in school zones.
The two-day enforcement campaign, which took place January 13th and 14th , 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,
- distracted driving.
As a result, a total of 127 Provincial Offence Notices were issued during this enforcement campaign.
The Ottawa Police Service continues to remind drivers to be alert when driving; this especially applies in school zones.