Police catch 245 distracted drivers in February
March 20, 2015
February’s traffic safety focus on distracted driving saw police issue 245 tickets. Driving while using a cellphone accounted for 184 of those tickets, and also resulted in two vehicle seizures.
In addition, there were:
- 1,072 offences for speeding/aggressive driving
- 397 tickets for failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
- 301 occupant restraint violations (for people not using a seatbelt/car seat/booster seat)
- 75 impaired driving-related offences
SGI reminds motorists to focus on the task of driving while behind the wheel. The only multi-tasking required in the driver’s seat is for things that relate to driving, for example scanning mirrors, looking ahead for hazards and paying attention to your surroundings. If you must send a text or take a call, pull over safely to the side of the road before doing so.
Law enforcement continue to focus on occupant safety (car seats, booster seats, seatbelts) throughout March.
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.