By StittsvilleCentral, June 29, 2019
The Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on cycling safety and distracted driving during the month of July.
Cycling Safety — Between 2013 and 2017, there were 1,460 collisions involving cyclists with 1,281 injuries and 8 fatalities.
Distracted Driving — Between 2013 and 2017, there were 31,344 collisions resulting in 8,944 injuries and 28 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.https://stittsvillecentral.ca/safe-cycling-and-distracted-driving-focus-for-police-in-july/