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Road Safety

Road Safety Action Plan

Since 2003, the City of Ottawa has implemented two Road Safety Action Plans (RSAP). The first was implemented in 2003 and concluded in 2011 as part of the Integrated Road Safety Program. The second took place from 2012 to 2016.

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Safer Roads Ottawa Program

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 i

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Automated Enforcement

The City of Ottawa utilizes various forms of automated enforcement including Automated Speed Enforcement, Automatic Licence Plate Recognition, and Red-light Cameras.

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Annual safety reports

The annual collisions report provides statistical data on all reported collisions on City of Ottawa roads during a five year period.

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Safety Improvement Program

The City's Safety Improvement Program (SIP) touches on all three Es of road safety: education, enforcement and engineering, with primary focus on engineering. The program selects locations to study, carries out in-depth studies of collision patterns and recommends countermeasures. Typically, the program studies locations with higher-than-average traffic collision rates.

The program is carried out on an annual basis, when year-end traffic collision and volume data becomes available. The study takes all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, into consideration. SIP assessments lead to recommended changes to signage, pavement markings, traffic control signal timings and phases and/or the installation of skid-resistant asphalt and roadway geometric modifications. The majority of the implemented recommendations are low-cost, high-return measures that provide operational benefits as well as improved safety.

The collection and analysis of the City's collision data is critical to the success of SIP. Police services forward copies of all collision reports to City staff, who maintain a database of relevant information. The analysis of this information is summarized in an annual Collision Statistics Report.