Ottawa drivers need to go back to school results show

OTTAWA – Ottawa police wish it was back to driving school for Ottawa motorists as their school safety enforcement snared many drivers who just don’t get it.
“Today (Friday, Sept. 11), the Ottawa Police Traffic Unit along with frontline and neighborhood resource team officers completed their first week of Back to School Road Safety enforcement,” the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) released in a statement.

A total of 91 drivers were stopped for speeding and 38 drivers failed to stop at a stop sign in various school zones across the city this week.

“This morning (Sept. 11), a driver was stopped and charged, going 104 km/h in a 60 km/h zone,” the OPS said. “Officers charged two drivers for driving while suspended and one driver was charged for driving under a lifetime driving ban. This driver had been prohibited from driving since 2007.”

The Ottawa police traffic unit will continue to conduct enforcement in school areas throughout the start of the school year.