Operation Hang Up, Buckle Up results in 247 tickets
Nov. 28, 2013
Law enforcement issued nearly 250 tickets during a traffic safety blitz last week, half of them to motorists who failed to either hang up or buckle up.
The blitz took place province-wide on Nov. 19 and 20, in conjunction with National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims on Nov. 20, and targeted cellphone use while driving and improper or non-seatbelt use. It total, it resulted in 247 tickets, including:
- 61 seatbelt violations
- 61 cellphone violations
- 56 tickets for speeding
- 29 tickets for failing to stop at stop sign/red light
- 40 various other charges
Last month's blitz, Operation Fall Frenzy, focused on aggressive driving and resulted in a total of 756 tickets, including 378 for speeding.
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.
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