117 drunk drivers caught by police in May
June 17, 2014
Police removed nearly 120 impaired drivers from Saskatchewan's roads and highways last month, as part of a province-wide traffic safety spotlight targeting impaired driving.
In total, law enforcement issued 117 tickets related to impaired driving in May, including:
- 37 administrative offences (24-hour and 30-day licence suspensions)
- 80 Criminal Code offences (over .08 Blood Alcohol Content, impaired driving, and refusal to provide a breath sample)
Police also issued 2,148 tickets for aggressive driving including speeding, 310 tickets for improper or non-seatbelt use, and 158 tickets for distracted driving (which includes 104 for cellphone use).
Motorists are reminded that traffic laws are changing in Saskatchewan at the end of the month, with tougher consequences effective June 27. Visit the Traffic safety changes page for details about the new laws and information about the Road Safety Challenge.
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.