Shocking number of drivers caught speeding in school zones
Sept. 17, 2013
Law enforcement issued more than 800 tickets last week during a two-day traffic blitz focusing on school zone safety, with 352 people charged for speeding in a school zone.
Operation Student Safety took place Sept. 10 and 11 across the province, in conjunction with a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) event in the communities of Martensville, Warman and Corman Park. Combined, these efforts resulted in a total of 835 tickets, including:
- 352 tickets for speeding in a school zone
- 179 other speeding tickets
- 125 seatbelt violations
- 61 cellphone violations
- 30 tickets for failing to stop at stop sign/red light
- 20 tickets for jaywalking
- 8 tickets for failing to yield to a pedestrian
- 60 various other tickets
During the STEP event, SGI car seat technicians were on hand to ensure children were secured in properly-fitting car or booster seats. They checked 66 seats and gave away six car and booster seats to make sure children were travelling safely.
Last month's province-wide blitz focusing on intersection safety, Operation Crossroads, resulted in a total of 452 tickets.
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.
Any media looking for local results for Operation Student Safety are encouraged to contact their community’s law enforcement agency.
Manager of Media Relations
Saskatchewan Government Insurance