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

The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on following too close and stop sign violations during the month of January.

Following too close: Between 2014 and 2018, there were 24,660 reportable collisions involving motorists following too closely resulting in 6,297 injuries and 4 fatalities.

Stop Sign violations: Between 2014 and 2018, there were 3,226 collisions involving drivers who failed to stop at stop signs. These collisions resulted in 1,049 injuries and 9 fatalities.

The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading community partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police