Do you have a Road Safety Story you want to share?

If you’re a cyclist, pedestrian, motorcyclist or motorist, chances are you have a road safety story to share.

Write it or record it, we want your Road Safety story!

TO MAKE TELLING YOUR ROAD SAFETY STORY EASIER, TELL YOUR STORY BY ANSWERING THESE THREE QUESTIONS:

When you think of road safety, what is one personal experience that comes to mind (good or bad) that you think people should know about?

Why is road safety important to you?

What is one piece of road safety advice think every road user should know about?

Once your story is ready, upload it here!

Click the Share Your Story button to be directed to our submission page, where you will be asked to sign a media release document and upload your video or text file to share your story.

If you need assistance with sharing your road safety story, email us ainfo@ottawasafetycouncil.ca and we’ll be happy to help!

Tips for recording video on your smartphone

CHECK YOUR VIDEO'S ORIENTATION

Be sure to orient your phone horizontally (landscape mode).

AVOID DISTRACTING BACK LIGHTING

Avoid having a window or light source behind you, since it will make you appear silhouetted.

REDUCE MOVEMENT AND SHAKING

Hold the phone with two hands for stability or use something stable to set it against; better yet if you have a tripod, use that! This will avoid shaky videos.

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MAKE SURE YOU’RE LOUD AND CLEAR

Most smartphones come with good microphones, just make sure it isn’t covered (including by your hand or fingers as you hold the phone). As well, avoid recording outside if it is windy or near heavy traffic.

Road safety is a shared responsibility, regardless of how you use the road. 

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