Pedestrian safety top of mind after "terrible" month
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By Emma Jackson, Ottawa Metro News, September 27, 2016

Ottawa police were focused on education and safety Tuesday afternoon after a rash of pedestrian collisions left at least three people fighting for their lives this month.

Sgt. Patricia Urquhart led an education blitz at the corner of Somerset and Bay streets, where police officers, paramedics and city staff handed out bike lights, reflector cuffs and information pamphlets to passers-by, explaining how to properly use the city’s new pedestrian crossovers.

They also spoke to drivers who weren’t obeying the nearby crossover, which gives pedestrians the right of way.