Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-08-27

Latest Neighbourhood Watch Items:

  • Project NoiseMaker 2021 still going strong with 2050 charges laid.
  • Joint road safety message from the Ottawa Police and partners.


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– Alex

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Subject: Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for August 26, 2021
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 14:49:09 -0400
From: Darren Joseph <wellingtoncpc@gmail.com>

Contact Cst. Stephanie Lemieux directly (east of O-Train, Line 2) at lemieuxs@ottawapolice.ca or 613-236-1222, ext. 5287.

Contact Cst. Darren Joseph directly (west of O-Train, Line 2) at josephd@ottawapolice.ca or 613-236-1222, ext. 5871.

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Project NoiseMaker 2021 still going strong with 2050 charges laid

NoiseMaker is still going strong in Ottawa, resulting in 2050 charges laid since early May. The highlights of charges laid, per various legislation, include:

  • Stunt driving: 142
  • Speeding: 1103
  • Improper muffler / excessive noise: 126
  • Cell phone (distracted driving): 70

Did you know?

Since July 1st stunt driving charges under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) apply to those driving 50 km/h and over the posted speed limit as well as those going 40 km/h over when the posted speed limit is less than 80 km/h. When charged with stunt driving, your vehicle is impounded for 14 days instead of 7.

Beginning Sept 12th, 2021, anyone charged with stunt driving in Ontario can have their licence suspended for 30 days instead of 7.

Traffic Unit officers continue to target aggressive drivers in response to requests from people everywhere across the city. Traffic safety complaints can be made online.


Subject: Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for August 27, 2021
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 15:08:40 -0400
From: Darren Joseph <wellingtoncpc@gmail.com>

Joint road safety message from the Ottawa Police and partners

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS), Safer Roads Ottawa, the OPP and RCMP are calling on all road users to be safe and share the road as we head into the weekend.

Since August 17th, there have been a total of seven serious collisions in our City, involving a total of 11 people including motorists, passengers, cyclists and a pedestrian. These incidents resulted in five deaths and four people who suffered serious life-altering injuries.

Multiple enforcement projects are in effect in Ottawa including OPS Operation #NoiseMaker which translated into over 1100 speeding charges laid against drivers since early May.

Furthermore, since January 1st, OPS has laid 402 charges against drivers for impairment by alcohol or drugs. That represents approximately 50 incidents per month.

This year, the RCMP NCR Traffic Services laid over 3300 charges, including 2800 for speeding, 30 for stunt driving and 8 impairment-related charges.

Your driving behaviour is a key contributing factor:

  • Think safety first
  • Seatbelts save lives
  • Drive sober
  • Cut out distractions
  • Respect the speed limits
  • Drive defensively and be alert
  • Be aware of your surroundings

Please report erratic or impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1.  Other Traffic safety complaints can be made online.

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