More than 1,500 motorists caught driving at unsafe speeds in November
Dec. 16, 2014
November’s traffic safety spotlight focusing on safe winter driving saw more than 1,500 motorists ticketed for driving too fast.
In total, police around the province issued 1,559 tickets related to unsafe speed, including:
- 1,468 aggressive driving/speeding violations
- 51 tickets for driving at a speed greater than reasonable and safe
- 29 tickets for exceeding 60 km/h when passing an emergency vehicle
- 10 tickets for exceeding 60 km/h when passing highway equipment
- 1 ticket for exceeding 60 km/h when passing a tow truck with lights flashing
In addition, there were 135 impaired driving-related offences, 102 tickets for distracted driving (92 of those for cellphone use), and 227 occupant restraint violations (for people not using a seatbelt/car seat/booster seat).
Winter driving brings its own set of challenges with icy conditions, snow-packed streets and poor visibility. SGI reminds motorists to slow down, drive safely and take care out there.
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.