The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on unsafe vehicles and heavy trucks and cycling safety during the month of April.
Unsafe Vehicles and Heavy Trucks: Between 2013 and 2017, there were 4,062 collisions involving unsafe vehicles resulting in 722 injuries and 18 deaths.
Cycling Safety Between 2013 and 2017, there were 1,460 collisions involving cyclists with 1,281 injuries and 8 fatalities.
The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading community 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.
Also participating in the Safer Roads Ottawa Program are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sureté du Québec, Department of National Defense’s Military Police and Gatineau Police Service to improve road safety for all residents of the national capital region.
Ottawa residents have identified traffic safety as a top priority. The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is committed to using available resources to make Ottawa roads safer for residents.