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Police still catching up to city-wide street racing

The City of Ottawa is looking at reducing the speed limit along this stretch of March Road in Kanata. (Arthur White-Crummey/CBC)



Multiple vehicles competing in street races as well as individuals travelling at higher-than-allowed speeds is a city-wide issue, although police have identified a few hotspots.

Beyond the inherent danger, the activity also creates loud noises that annoy many residents.

Barrhaven, Kanata, Orléans and Merivale have all been identified as areas where street racing is occurring, causing frustrations over noise and safety.

"I would say most communities across the city, any community with roads that are wide enough, have had this problem," said Barrhaven East Coun. Wilson Lo.


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