282 drivers caught during March traffic blitz
March 19, 2013
Law enforcement ticketed more than 280 motorists during Operation Hang Up Buckle Up last week, including 185 for cellphone and seatbelt violations.
The traffic safety blitz, held March 14 and 15 across the province, focused on cellphone use while driving and improper or non-seatbelt use.
A total of 282 tickets were issued, including 84 cellphone violations, 101 seatbelt violations and 97 other traffic violations such as impaired driving, speeding and disobeying stop signs/traffic lights.
February's Operation Crossroads blitz, targeting traffic safety at intersections, resulted in 422 tickets province-wide.
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 Hang Up Buckle Up are encouraged to contact their community's law enforcement agency.
Manager of Media Relations
Saskatchewan Government Insurance