STEP to focus on school zone safety and impaired driving

The Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) in collaboration with Gatineau Police Service will focus on school zone safety and impaired driving during the month of March. For more information https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/about-us/safer-roads-ottawa.aspx.

School Bus/School Zone Safety:
Between 2014 and 2018, there were 801 collisions resulting in 198 injuries involving school buses or occurring in school zones.

Impaired Driving:
Between 2014 and 2018, there were 1,423 reportable collisions involving impaired driving resulting in 608 injuries and 11 fatalities.

The Safer Roads Ottawa Program http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/road-safety/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.


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