For the month of February, the Ottawa Police Service and Gatineau Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) will be paying close attention to vehicle occupant restraints and red-light running
170 traffic collisions, 175 injuries, and 12 fatalities occurred between 2012 and 2016 involving lack of or improper use of vehicle occupant restraints.
Likewise, there have been 3766 collisions involving red-light running. These collisions resulted in 1562 injuries and four 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.