STEP to focus on red light running and stop sign violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, November 1st, 2018 

Ottawa – The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on red light running and stop sign violations the month of November. 

Red Light Running:

Between 2012 and 2016, there were 3759 collisions involving red light running resulting in 1562 injuries and 4 fatalities. 

Stop Sign Violations

Between 2012 and 2016, there were 3,129 collisions involving drivers who failed to stop at stop signs. These collisions resulted in 995 injuries and 3 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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For more information: 

Ottawa Police Media Relations

613-236-1222 ext. 5366 

Gatineau Police Media Relations

819-243-2345 ext. 7666