445 distracted drivers ticketed in October
Nov. 20, 2015
Police caught 445 drivers - either distracted themselves or charged with distracting others - during October’s province-wide traffic safety spotlight on distracted driving.
In total, there were:
- 246 tickets for using a cellphone while driving
- 151 tickets for driving without due care and attention
- 21 tickets for driving a vehicle without reasonable consideration for others
- 17 tickets for performing an activity to distract, startle or interfere others (214)
- 6 tickets for stunting
- 3 tickets for causing a loud and unnecessary noise with a motor vehicle (215)
- 1 ticket for racing
Law enforcement also issued 6,576 speeding tickets, 432 tickets for failing to wear a seatbelt and/or have a child restrained in the appropriate car/booster seat, and 373 impaired driving-related charges.
Drivers are reminded to keep their #HeadsUp while driving and their eyes on the road. Limit distractions in the vehicle and keep cellphones out of sight so you’re not tempted to take or make a call or text.
November’s focus is on safe winter driving and police continue to keep an eye out for people driving too fast for road conditions.
*Includes all traffic safety focus results for October submitted by police as of Nov. 15, 2015.
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 nearly 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.