For the month of March, the Ottawa Police Service and Gatineau Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) will be paying close attention to distracted driving and speeding.
28,603 traffic collisions, 5,767 injuries, and 21 fatalities occurred between 2012 and 2016 due to distracted driving.
Likewise, there have been 15,367 collisions involving speeding. These collisions resulted in 3,028 injuries and 55 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.