Operation Hang Up, Buckle Up results in more than 150 tickets
Nov. 19, 2012
Last week's traffic safety blitz, Operation Hang Up, Buckle Up, which took place Nov. 14 and 15, saw law enforcement on the lookout for motorists not wearing seatbelts, wearing seatbelts improperly, and using a handheld cellphone or texting while driving.
In total, 156 tickets were issued throughout the province-wide blitz, including 58 for improper or non-seatbelt use, 35 for using a cellphone while driving and 35 for speeding. Enforcement efforts during this month's blitz were impacted by weather and driving conditions.
Last month's coordinated traffic safety blitz, Operation Fall Frenzy saw law enforcement officials issue 1,079 tickets to Saskatchewan motorists.
Any media looking for local results for Operation Hang Up, Buckle Up are encouraged to contact their community's law enforcement agency.
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.
Manager of Media Relations
Saskatchewan Government Insurance