More than 200 impaired drivers charged during Operation Overdrive
Jan. 4, 2013
During December’s month-long Operation Overdrive traffic safety blitz, law and traffic enforcement officers in Saskatchewan checked more than 8,600 vehicles and issued more than 2,400 tickets.
The 2,416 tickets issued include:
- 217 charges for impaired driving
- 188 roadside suspensions
- 621 for aggressive driving (speeding, driving without due care & attention, unsafe passing, failing to stop at stop signs, red lights, etc.)
- 133 for improper or non-seatbelt use
- 46 for cellphone use while driving
- 41 for open alcohol in a vehicle
- 1,170 other tickets
In December 2011, the two-day Operation Overdrive traffic safety blitz resulted in 4,200 vehicles being checked by law enforcement officers, and saw a total of 241 tickets issued, with 25 drivers charged with impaired 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