STEP to focus on following too close and stop sign violations in January


For the month of January, the Ottawa Police Service and Gatineau Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) will be paying close attention to stop sign violations and following too close.


24,726 traffic collisions, 9,290 injuries, and 7 fatalities occurred between 2012 and 2016 involving vehicles following too close.


Likewise, there have been 3,129 collisions involving stop sign violations. These collisions resulted in 995 injuries and 3 fatalities.


The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program helps to raise awareness of easily preventable traffic violations to help to keep our roads safe.


It operates in coordination with the Safer Roads Ottawa Program, a 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.