Ottawa-Gatineau traffic updates for Nov. 8
Live traffic updates as they happen during the morning and afternoon commutes
Good morning commuters!
When it comes to traffic incidents, it takes quite a bit to surprise me anymore.
I was beginning to think I'd seen or heard it all until I got an email from the OPP yesterday about wrong-way drivers.
In fact, the OPP has had to start an awareness campaign about it so people know what to do when encountering a vehicle coming at them on the highway.
That was the word the OPP used, as well — "when" encountering, not "if" you encounter — as though it is an eventuality.
It may well be.
Here's the surprising part: there have been 25 of these in the past month on OPP roads.
There were 182 of them last year and a whopping 207 so far this year.
Of the ones in the past month, five had led to crashes. Two people died and a woman in our area was very badly hurt.
The OPP's message is aimed at the right-way driver. If you see a vehicle coming at you, pull over and get their plate.
Take care out there, folks.
If you have a traffic or commuter gripe about driving, cycling or being a pedestrian commuter — anything from problem intersections, to parking, to inefficient routes — send it to Doug at email@example.com.