Nearly 300 motorists caught speeding through school zones
Sept. 7, 2012
This month's traffic safety blitz, Operation Student Safety, saw 293 tickets issued to motorists speeding in school zones over Sept. 4 and 5, the first two days of back-to-school for students across the province.
As of Sept. 7, law enforcement across the province have reported issuing a total of 345 tickets to motorists throughout the blitz, including 293 for speeding in school zones, 16 for improper or non-seatbelt use, six for using handheld cellphones behind the wheel and 30 tickets for other various offences.
The purpose of the monthly traffic safety blitzes, coordinated by SGI and law enforcement partners, is to raise awareness of various traffic safety issues and promote safe driving habits for all Saskatchewan motorists.
Last month's Operation Crossroads 2.0 resulted in 516 tickets being issued to Saskatchewan motorists, including 216 for improper or non-seatbelt use, 51 for cellphone use while driving, 38 for disobeying red lights or stop signs and nearly 90 for speeding.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of over 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.
Media interested in local results are encouraged to contact their community's law enforcement agency.
Manager of Media Relations
Saskatchewan Government Insurance