Police catch more than 3,600 speeders in April
May 22, 2014
Thousands of motorists were ticketed last month during April's province-wide traffic safety spotlight focusing on speeding in work zones, and aggressive driving in general.
In total, law enforcement issued 3,769 tickets related to excessive speed or aggressive driving during the month, including:
- 3,663 tickets for speeding
- 95 tickets for aggressive driving
- 6 tickets for stunting
- 4 tickets for speeding in work zones
- 1 ticket for dangerous driving
On April 16 and 17, police officers from all over the province assembled in Moose Jaw for a two-day Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) event. Police enforced all traffic safety violations, with a particular focus on seatbelts, cellphones, aggressive driving and impaired driving. In total, enforcement issued 339 tickets, including:
- 68 tickets for speeding
- 58 tickets for non-seatbelt use
- 15 tickets for cellphone use while driving
- 1 impaired driving charge
- 90 other charges
- 107 tickets related to commercial vehicles
SGI car seat technicians also participated in the STEP event in Moose Jaw, to help ensure and promote child passenger safety. They checked 125 car and booster seats during the check stops and gave away 22 car seats.
Saskatchewan residents are reminded that traffic laws are changing this summer, effective June 27, 2014.
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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.