STEP to Focus on Red Light Running and Unsafe Lane Changes in February

The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on unsafe lane changes and red light running during the month of February. 
Unsafe Lane Changes: Between 2013 and 2017, there were 6,126 collisions resulting in 693 injuries and 4 deaths. 
Red Light Running: Between 2013 and 2017, there were 3,781 collisions resulting in 1,581 injuries and 4 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.