GPD releases Gator STEP data

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

The following data reflects the increased presence of the Gainesville Police Department on roads that border the University of Florida. This data is part of GPD’s Gator STEP (Special Traffic Enforcement Program) that was initiated on January 18, 2021 and reflects traffics stops, citations, and tickets issued through February 8, 2021.

As this data indicates, speeding on West University Avenue is the largest infraction among drivers. To assist our efforts to help mitigate speeding, GPD will continue its increased presence on West University Avenue and the other roads that surround the University of Florida, rigorously enforcing traffic and pedestrian laws.

Moving forward, GPD will release its Gator STEP data every Monday afternoon to media outlets and the public. Preventing traffic and pedestrian accidents is a community-wide effort, and GPD asks all of our neighbors to assist us in sharing this information.