For the month of June, the Ottawa Police Service and Gatineau Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) will be paying close attention to cycling safety and construction zones.
1486 traffic collisions, 1297 injuries, and 12 fatalities occurred between 2012 and 2016 involving cyclists.
Likewise, there have been 956 collisions in construction zones. These collisions resulted in 205 injuries and 1 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.