Police to Focus on Stop Sign Violations and Following Too Close in January 2019

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 2013 and 2017, there were 24,945 reportable collisions involving motorists following too closely resulting in 6,393 injuries and 5 fatalities.


Stop Sign violations

Between 2013 and 2017, there were 3,109 collisions involving drivers who failed to stop at stop signs.  These collisions resulted in 1,032 injuries and 6 fatalities.