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Cycling safety and speeding are STEP priorities in June

Cycling safety and speeding are STEP priorities in June

Ottawa – Cycling safety and speeding are the focus for the City’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) in June as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Ottawa’s roads safe.

Cycling safety

In 2010 alone, six cyclists lost their lives and 243 were injured – 12 of them seriously – on Ottawa roads.

Speeding

Speeding or not slowing down for road and weather conditions, took its toll on Ottawa roads in 2010. It was attributed to 2,833 reportable collisions – claiming 20 lives and injuring 863 (63 were serious).

These initiatives support the larger Safer Roads Ottawa Program, a leading partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works 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.

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.