For the month of December, the Ottawa Police Service and Gatineau Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) will be paying close attention to impaired driving and unsafe lane changes.
1890 traffic collisions, 813 injuries, and 13 fatalities occurred between 2011 and 2015 involving impaired driving.
Likewise, there have been 6062 collisions involving unsafe lane changes. These collisions resulted in 655 injuries.
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.