Ottawa Citizen >> Pellerin: Ottawa, we're addicted to speed. And it has to stop

By Brigitte Pellerin

No matter where you live, it’s an issue you confront every day. At times you’re suffering from it; other times you’re the one inflicting it on others. 
Ottawa, we have a speeding problem.

We all do it. We barely notice ourselves going too fast. But we hate it when others fly past us. 

During the recent municipal election, traffic safety emerged as among the chief concerns politicians heard about from potential voters. 

Tobi Nussbaum, the councillor for Rideau-Rockliffe who will soon become CEO of the National Capital Commission, says the need to reduce speeding is a top priority for his constituents. “Improving transportation safety is one of the topics I hear from residents about most often and it is something that I have put a lot of focus and emphasis on as a city councillor.” Speeding, he says, happens everywhere, but like the rest of us he’s especially troubled by “incidences of speeding in school zones, near parks and in our residential neighbourhoods.”

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