STEP to focus on School Zone Safety and Cycling Safety during April

For the month of April, the Ottawa Police Service and Gatineau Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) will be paying close attention to school zone and cycling safety.

900 traffic collisions and 211 injuries occurred between 2011 and 2015 involving school busses or occurring in school zones.

Likewise, there have been 1519 collisions involving cyclists. These collisions resulted in 1291 injuries and 10 fatalities.

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.