Operation Crossroads results in 422 tickets
Feb. 20, 2013
More than 400 motorists received tickets last week during a province-wide traffic safety blitz targeting traffic safety at intersections.
Operation Crossroads, held Feb. 14 and 15, saw law enforcement across the province watching motorists and pedestrians for violations such as failing to yield to pedestrians or oncoming traffic, disobeying stop signs or traffic lights, and jaywalking.
In total, 422 tickets were issued, including:
- 147 for disobeying red lights/stop signs
- three for failing to yield to pedestrians
- 15 for pedestrians disobeying walk signal
- 53 cellphone violations
- 61 seatbelt violations
- 78 speeding violations
- seven for prohibited driving
- one for impaired driving
- 57 various other infractions
Last month, 168 motorists across the province were ticketed during January's Operation Hang Up, Buckle Up traffic safety blitz, which focused on non-seatbelt use and distracted driving.
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