More than 350 motorists ticketed during May blitz
May 14, 2013
Law enforcement issued 356 tickets last week, including seven charges for impaired driving, during a province-wide traffic safety blitz.
Operation Overdrive, targeting impaired driving, took place place May 8 and 9 across the province. It coincided with a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) event in Weyburn, which focused on seatbelt, cellphone and aggressive driving violations in addition to impaired driving.
Combined, Operation Overdrive and the Weyburn STEP event resulted in a total of 356 tickets, including:
- 7 impaired driving charges
- 102 seatbelt violations
- 34 cellphone violations
- 38 speeding violations
- 76 stop sign violations
- 99 various other infractions
SGI's role in these monthly blitzes is to help raise awareness of key traffic safety issues in the province, with the goal of making our roads safer for all road users.
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 Overdrive are encouraged to contact their community’s law enforcement agency.
Manager of Media Relations
Saskatchewan Government Insurance