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 impaired driving and speeding during the month of July.
1507 traffic collisions, 647 injuries, and 11 fatalities occurred between 2012 and 2016 due to impaired driving.
Likewise, there have been 3759 collisions due to red light running. These collisions resulted in 1562 injuries and 4 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.