S.T.E.P. Program to Focus on Red Light Running and Stop Sign Violations for November

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For the month of November, the Ottawa Police Service and Gatineau Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) will be paying close attention to red light running and stop sign violations.

3841 traffic collisions, 1289 injuries, and 4 fatalities occurred between 2011 and 2015 involving red light running.

Likewise, there have been 3172 collisions involving stop sign violations. These collisions resulted in 1002 injuries and 6 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.