The OPS STEP focusing on school zone safety and impaired driving in March

Ottawa Police Services’ Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on school zone safety and impaired driving during the month of March.

School Bus / School Zone Safety:
Between 2013 and 2017, there were 858 collisions resulting in 213 injuries involving school buses or occurring in school zones

Impaired Driving:
Between 2013 and 2017, there were 1,462 reportable collisions involving impaired driving resulting in 621 injuries and 12 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 Defence’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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