Police ticket 452 unbuckled motorists in March
March 20, 2015
More than 450 motorists failed to buckle up or properly secure children in vehicles during March ’s traffic safety focus on occupant restraints.
Police around the province issued a total of 452 tickets related to occupant restraints, including:
- 106 tickets for a driver failing to wear a seatbelt
- 12 tickets for a passenger failing to wear a seatbelt
- six tickets for a passenger under 16 failing to wear a seatbelt
- nine tickets for improper use/installation of a child restraint
- 319 unspecified occupant restraint violations
In addition, there were 2,756 tickets for speeding/aggressive driving, 217 tickets for distracted driving (of those, 159 were for cellphone use) and 131 impaired driving-related offences.
SGI reminds parents and caregivers that effective June 27, 2014, booster seats are mandatory for children under seven years of age, less than 145 cm (4’9”) in height and 36 kg (80 lb.) in weight.
Law enforcement continue to focus on vulnerable road users (pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists) throughout April.
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.