304 drivers caught during July traffic blitz
July 31, 2013
Police issued more than 300 tickets to motorists last week during a traffic safety blitz targeting pedestrian safety and seatbelt use.
Operation Heads Up, Buckle Up took place on July 24 and 25 across the province. It was held in conjunction with a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) event in La Ronge. Combined, these efforts resulted in a total of 304 tickets, including:
- 84 seatbelt violations
- 16 cellphone violations
- 107 for speeding
- 11 for disobeying stop lights/signs
- 86 various other infractions
In addition, 47 child car and booster seats were checked by child car seat technicians during the STEP event. To help ensure and promote child passenger safety, SGI gave away four car seats and 17 booster seats during the check stops.
June's province-wide blitz targeting cellphone and seatbelt use, Operation Hang Up, Buckle Up, resulted in a total of 412 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 Heads Up, Buckle Up are encouraged to contact their community’s law enforcement agency.
Manager of Media Relations
Saskatchewan Government Insurance