STEP Results from March

In March, the Ottawa Police Service and Gatineau Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program focused on distracted driving and speeding, resulting in 2920 charges being laid against road users.


 Targeted enforcement theme Resulting charges


Resulting charges


Distracted driving 167 213
Speeding 956 1584
Total charges during February 1123 1797


It is great to see the results of this program in full effect as police work toward educating drivers on dangerous driving faux-pas and keeping our roads safe!


The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program helps to raise awareness of easily preventable traffic violations by operating 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. The service is 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.