Province-wide blitz yields 1,046 tickets
May 1, 2013
More than 1,000 drivers were ticketed last week during Operation Spring Brake, a traffic safety blitz targeting aggressive driving across the province.
The blitz took place April 24 and 25, with police cracking down on violations like speeding, driving too fast for road conditions, running red lights, not stopping at stop signs, stunting, racing or passing to the right on a highway.
Operation Spring Brake was held in conjunction with a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) event in Saskatoon. Combined, these efforts resulted in a total of 1,046 tickets, including:
- 749 for aggressive driving infractions (speeding, disobeying stop signs or traffic lights, stunting, etc.)
- 130 seatbelt violations
- 56 cellphone violations
- 3 for impaired driving
- 108 various other infractions
March's Operation Hang Up Buckle Up blitz, focusing on cellphone and seatbelt violations, resulted in 282 tickets province-wide.
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 Spring Brake are encouraged to contact their community’s law enforcement agency.
Manager of Media Relations
Saskatchewan Government Insurance