The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on distracted driving and speeding violations during the month of October.
26,860 traffic collisions, 5,761 injuries, and 18 fatalities occurred between 2011 and 2015 involving distracted driving.
Likewise, there have been 15,850 collisions involving speeding. These collisions resulted in 3759 injuries and 54 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.