Why Keep it to 40 km/h?
5 per cent of pedestrians die when struck by a vehicle at 32 km/h.
Fatalities increase to 85 per cent at only 64 km/h!*
* A 1995 report by the European Transport Safety Council
How safe are Manotick’s 40km/h residential streets?:
The City of Ottawa recorded 91% of the cars speeding on Long Island Road. One car was recorded at 72km/h during the 12-hour survey.
A survey along Potter Drive found similar results with even higher upper speeds.
Manotick residents report tailgating, unsafe passing and reckless speeds on our residential streets.
What can you do?
Visit Office Pro and pick up a free Keep it to 40 sign for your front lawn. They do make a difference.
Report speeding. Click here to file an online report.