STEP to focus on distracted driving and speeding in March

Ottawa – The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on distracted driving and speeding during the month of March.

Distracted Driving: Between 2012 and 2016, there were 28,603 collisions resulting in 5,767 injuries and 21 fatalities.

Speeding: Between 2012 and 2016, there were 15,367 collisions resulting in 3,028 injuries and 55 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 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.

For more information:
Ottawa Police Media Relations
613-236-1222 ext. 5366
Gatineau Police Media Relations
819-243-2345 ext. 7666