An overnight parking ban is still effect for Ottawa with another 5 – 10cm of snow in the forecast for Sunday.
Saturday Dec. 14th No Overnight Parking.
Winter overnight parking regulations are in effect throughout the city from November 15 to April 1. There is no parking on city streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. when 7 cm or more is forecast by Environment Canada in the Ottawa area. This includes any forecast for a range of snow of more than 7 cm (for example, 5 to 10 cm). Vehicles that remain parked on the street during an overnight parking restriction will be ticketed and could be fined.
Ottawa Police Service would like to provide safety tips to drivers.
- Make sure to clear all ice/snow from your vehicle. While travelling, ice/snow that has not been removed may dislodge and fly onto other vehicles. This may cause injury and/or damage.
- Give yourself distance between vehicles. Firstly, this will give you enough distance to stop. Secondly, it may give you time to react if ice/snow, coming off another vehicle, is heading towards your vehicle.
- Be cognizant that not all vehicles have the ice/snow removed. In the case of larger vehicles, like transport trucks, there may be ice/snow on the roof of their trailers.
- Reduce your speed and drive according to the road conditions.
- Give yourself more time to get to your destination.
- Have your car winter ready. Having winter tires, proper windshield wipers can make you drive much safer.
You can find more winter driving safety tips at ottawapolice.ca
With the holiday season upon us, the Ottawa Police Service and your Community Police Centres would like to remind Ottawa residents of a few simple steps to ensure everyone has a safe holiday season whether you are doing last minute shopping, visiting friends or celebrating at home.
- When shopping, make sure that you always lock your vehicle.
- Place parcels in the trunk and/or minimize the number of bags that can be seen.
- Keep track of your debit and credit cards. Always protect your PIN number.
- Take note of where you parked and the door you entered from, so when you leave, you are not walking around with a large number of parcels and attracting unnecessary attention.
- On garbage day, do not throw out your “Big Ticket” boxes all at once. Cut the boxes up and fold them inside out to hide the original content pictures.
- If away, ask that someone clean your driveway & walkway to give an appearance of occupancy.
- Leave lights on a timer and have a neighbour/friend check your house daily.
Ottawa Police Service members and your community police officers wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Drive safely and don’t drink and drive.
Following a very successful event at Ottawa City Hall on November 14, we are pleased to announce that the “Women and Girls’ Eyes on the Neighbourhood: Feeling Safe in Public Space” report is now available on the CPO website at www.crimepreventionottawa.ca.
Women and girls often have different concerns than men and boys about safety in public spaces. By starting from women and girls’ experience of what contributes to feeling safe or unsafe, United Neighbours of Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre (PQCHC) and City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) worked with residents to unearth their insights, concerns and recommended solutions for improving neighbourhood safety. Through focus groups, safety audits, photography, safety awareness workshops, community conversations, and Body Mapping, these women and girls have identified safety concerns and mapped out recommendations and community-driven solutions to approaching safety as a gendered issue in Ottawa’s West end.
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