As part of this Bicycle Safety awareness campaign, Ottawa Police will be checking and stopping cyclists who do not have the required lights on their bicycles. Volunteers from Bike Ottawa and Safer Roads Ottawa will provide free lights to cyclists.
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 3:30p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Corktown Footbridge (Rideau Canal Western Pathway)
Recent changes to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) have emphasized the requirement that all cyclists must have a working front white light and rear red light or reflector. Over the past five years, the lack of proper lights is one of the most prevalent offences during Ottawa Police enforcement blitzes focused on cyclists.
The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading community partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Transportation Services Department committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment.
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