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Blow stop signs? Run reds? It's deadly and expensive
« on: November 01, 2018, 01:00:22 PM »
Blow stop signs? Run reds? It's deadly and expensive

Ottawa and Gatineau police traffic officers will be stepping up enforcement at red lights and stop signs this month. It’s a potentially deadly practice, note members of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) and costly, too. Between 2012 and 2016, the 3,759 collisions involving running a red resulted in 1,562 people get hurt and killed four, […]

Ottawa and Gatineau police traffic officers will be stepping up enforcement at red lights and stop signs this month.


It’s a potentially deadly practice, note members of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) and costly, too.


Between 2012 and 2016, the 3,759 collisions involving running a red resulted in 1,562 people get hurt and killed four, police report. Meanwhile, the 3,129 collisions caused by failing to stop at a stop sign caused 995 injuries and three deaths.


A ticket for running a red will cost you $325 and failing to stop for a stop sign is $110 plus a penalty for both of three demerits.


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