Police issue more than 600 tickets for Canada Road Safety Week

_ (press release) _ (Ottawa) - From May 16 - 23, Ottawa Police officers were busy monitoring city streets for traffic violations as part of Canada Road Safety Week.

“Several initiatives were conducted over the eight day period,” said Traffic Support Constable Jeff Shields, with the Ottawa Police. “From impaired and distracted, driving to speeding and sharing the road with cyclists, we want to make sure everyone is safe on our roadways.”

In total, 70 tickets were issued for distracted driving, 509 for speeding, 19 for disobeying stop signs and 57 for red light running were issued.

“All road users are responsible for following the rules of the road. Whether you are driving, cycling or walking, give it your full attention; make road safety a part of your behaviour every day.”