For the month of August, the Ottawa Police Service and Gatineau Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) will be paying close attention to pedestrian safety and roundabouts.
1709 collisions, 1826 injuries, and 31 fatalities occurred between 2012 and 2016 involving pedestrians.
Likewise, there have been 535 collisions involving roundabouts. These collisions resulted in 62 injuries.
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.