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July 7, 2016: Cst. Neilly’s Neighbourhood; Summer-ready readers.

July 7, 2016: Cst. Neilly’s Neighbourhood;
Summer-ready readers.

By Cst. Dawn Neilly.

This issue is my last opportunity before the summer really gets going to wish you all the best for a happy and safe July and August. I’ve already made use of several previous issues to draw attention to safety issues, but I’d like to use this issue to recap some of the highlights.

  • Boaters: life jackets.
  • Cyclists: obey rules of the road; under-18s need helmets.
  • Drivers: Share the road with cyclists; keep one meter clear when passing a cyclist.
  • Home owners: lock up.
  • Vehicle owners: lock up.
  • Parents, pet owners: don’t leave children or pets in hot cars.

There is a lot more information on the Ottawa Police web site ( http://www.ottawapolice.ca ). It has practical safety tips as well as legal requirements regarding water and road travel. I encourage you to take a few minutes to look at this potentially life-saving information so you’re well prepared for your summer activities.

Speaking of summer activities, with all the festivals taking place over the summer, Ottawa is in party mode. Have a great time, but remember that drinking and driving don’t mix. If you plan on drinking, plan on another way to get home. Taking the bus or a cab also means you’re free to text as much as you want without worrying about a distracted driving charge. Bonus.

I don’t want to be a party pooper. I really want you to have a good time. But even more, I want you to be there to say “hello” to come fall.

One more thing before I go: if, when you’re out and about, you see something that’s not right, don’t hesitate to give us a call. If it’s an emergency, 911 . Otherwise, 613-230-6211 .

Enjoy and stay safe!

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