The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) focused on following too closely and stop sign violations during the month of January, resulting in 295 charges being laid against road users. STEP focused on vehicle occupant restraints and red light running during the month of February, resulting in 451 charges being laid against road users.
|Targeted enforcement theme||Resulting charges
|Follow too close||21||6|
|Stop sign violations||99||169|
|Total charges during January||120||175|
|Vehicle occupant restraints||29||112|
|Red light running||191||117|
|Total charges during February||222||229|
The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program helps to raise awareness of easily preventable traffic violations to help to keep our roads safe.
It operates in coordination with the Safer Roads Ottawa Program, a partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Transportation Services Department, committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment.