January blitz results in 168 tickets issued to motorists
Jan. 24, 2013
January's Operation Hang Up, Buckle Up traffic safety blitz, focusing on non-seatbelt use and distracted driving, saw law enforcement issue 168 tickets to motorists across the province on Jan. 17 and 18.
The 168 tickets issued include:
- 50 for improper or non-seatbelt use
- 33 for cellphone use while driving
- 28 for aggressive driving (which includes speeding, not obeying traffic signs or stop lights, unsafe passing, etc.)
- 20 for obscured vision (specifically, failing to clear frosted windows)
- 4 impaired driving charges
- 33 other tickets
Last month's traffic safety blitz, Operation Overdrive, focused on impaired driving and took place throughout the entire month of December. That blitz saw law and traffic enforcement officers in Saskatchewan check more than 8,600 vehicles and issue more than 2,400 tickets, including 217 charges for impaired driving and 188 roadside suspensions.
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