Pedestrian safety and roundabouts focus for August

The Ottawa Police Services, Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will be focusing on pedestrian safety and roundabouts for the month of August.

There were 1,708 reportable collisions involving pedestrians between 2013 and 2017. These pedestrian collisions resulted in 1,827 injuries and 29 fatalities.

In same time frame, 533 reportable collisions involving roundabouts took place. The collisions resulted in 53 injuries and no fatalities.

The Safer Roads Ottawa Program 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. Safer Roads is the leader in this endeavour and they have partnered with Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Transportation Services Department to ensure pedestrian and road safety for everyone.

Others participating in the Safer Roads Ottawa Program are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sureté du Québec, Department of National Defence’s Military Police and Gatineau Police Service to improve road safety for all residents of the national capital region.

The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is committed to using available resources to make Ottawa roads safer for residents as traffic safety has been identified as a top priority in our city.


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