Unsafe lane changes and red light running February focus for STEP

The February focus by the Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), in collaboration with the Gatineau Police Service, will be unsafe lane changes and red light running during the month.

Statistics on unsafe lane changes reveal that between 2014 and 2018, there were 6,193 collisions resulting in 696 injuries and four fatalities.

The statistics on red light running show that between 2014 and 2018, there were 3,614 collisions resulting in 1,521 injuries and six 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), Sûreté 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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