4,028 speeders caught by police in July
August 20, 2014
Police caught more than 4,000 drivers exceeding the speed limit during July's province-wide traffic safety spotlight focusing on speeding.
In total, law enforcement issued 4,028 speeding violations during the month, including:
- 3,820 tickets for aggressive driving/speeding
- 142 tickets for exceeding the speed limit by 35 km/h
- 35 tickets for exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h
- 28 tickets for exceeding 60 km/h when passing an emergency vehicle
- 3 tickets for driving double or more the speed limit
Police also issued 426 seatbelt violations, 544 tickets for distracted driving (457 of those for cellphone use) and 16 tickets for impaired driving.
SGI reminds motorists that immediate roadside vehicle seizures are now in effect for some speeding offences. Slow down and obey posted speed limits at all times.
Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) results
On July 30 and 31, police officers from all over the province assembled in North Battleford for a two-day STEP event. Police enforced all traffic safety violations, with a particular focus on seatbelts, cellphones, aggressive driving and impaired driving. In total, enforcement issued 263 tickets over the two-day period, including:
- 145 tickets for aggressive driving/speeding
- 67 tickets for improper or non-seatbelt use
- 11 tickets for cellphone use while driving
- 40 other tickets
SGI car seat technicians participated in the STEP event to ensure the proper use of child restraints and promote the importance of child passenger safety. They checked 181 child restraints during the check stops and gave away 42 car/booster seats.
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.