Ottawa Lawyers David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Law Firms….Ottawa Police will have stop sign runners and motorists who speed in construction zones on their radar during the Ottawa’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) this month. Disobeying stop signs – including rolling stops – is a serious issue on Ottawa roads and can contribute to the risk of Ottawa accidents. In 2009, 1,667 Ottawa collisions at stop sign-controlled intersections resulted in one death and 462 personal injuries – 17 of them life-threatening and critical personal injuries. As for speeding in Ottawa construction zones, provincial legislation allows for the doubling of fines for Ontario motorists caught exceeding posted speed limits in construction zones when workers are present. Ottawa Police will be applying this legislation with a zero tolerance approach this month. In Ottawa, between 2007 and 2009, 526 Ottawa accidents occurred in construction zones resulting in 114 personal injuries, eight of which were serious personal injuries. One construction worker was actually struck and injured on the job by a motorist. In 2003, Public Works and Ottawa Public Health – and the Ottawa Police Service developed the IRSP to provide a comprehensive approach in promoting road safety in Ottawa.
As an Ottawa accident lawyer serving eastern Ontario, I fully support the Ottawa police and this initiative that will hopefully reduce further personal injuries and Ottawa accidents. Be safe out there !
-David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Accident Lawyer
Ottawa Ontario Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth has been helping Ottawa and Ontario accident victims since 1999. With his extensive experience and knowledge of relevant accident and personal injury issues, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of his spinal cord injury clients. David has the experience and skill to help obtain maximum compensation. David offers free consultations and makes home visits or hospital visits. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. David understands, he cares and he is here to help.
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