The 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. 

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 in the City of Ottawa, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment. 

Also participating in the Safer Roads Ottawa Program are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sureté du Québec, Department of National Defense’s Military Police and Gatineau Police Service to improve road safety for all residents of the national capital region.

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.