Law enforcement charge 516 motorists during Operation Crossroads
Aug. 28, 2012
Operation Crossroads, which took place across the province Aug. 22 and 23, was the second safety blitz to focus on the issue of intersection safety. Once again, non-seatbelt use and the cellphone use while driving were also targeted by law and traffic enforcement.
According to police reports submitted as of Aug. 27, law enforcement issued 516 tickets to Saskatchewan motorists throughout the two-day blitz, including 216 for improper or non-seatbelt use, 51 for cellphone use while driving, 38 for disobeying red lights or stops signs and almost 90 for speeding.
In coordinating these monthly traffic safety blitzes, SGI and law enforcement partners aim to raise awareness of various traffic safety issues to make the roads safer for all Saskatchewan motorists.
The last coordinated traffic safety blitz, Operation Hang Up, Buckle Up, Gear Up, took place in June 2012, and saw more than 700 tickets issued, including more than 200 for improper or non-seatbelt use, nearly 90 for cellphone use while driving, and six for motorcycle-related offences.
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