Law enforcement issue close to 400 intersection-related tickets in January
Feb. 19, 2015
Close to 400 motorists were ticketed during January’s traffic safety spotlight on intersection safety.
Saskatchewan police issued 383 intersection-related tickets, including:
- 220 tickets for disobeying traffic lights
- 95 tickets for failing to stop/proceeding from a stop sign before safe
- 65 tickets for failing to yield the right of way
- 3 tickets for failing to yield to a pedestrian
In addition, there were 806 offences for speeding/aggressive driving, 90 impaired driving-related offences, 211 offences for distracted driving (160 of those for cellphone use), and 425 occupant restraint violations (for people not using a seatbelt/car seat/booster seat).
SGI reminds motorists to be extra cautious approaching intersections, especially during winter months - please keep a safe following distance, watch for cross traffic before entering an intersection, and always keep an eye out for pedestrians at unmarked crosswalks.
Law enforcement continue to watch for distracted driving throughout February.
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.