131 impaired drivers and more than 3,000 speeders caught in May
June 25, 2015
Police stopped more than just impaired drivers during May’s traffic safety spotlight focusing on impaired driving - they also ticketed more than 3,000 speeders.
In total, there were 131 offences related to alcohol or drug use while driving, including:
- 3 zero Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) (zero to .08) offences (new drivers)
- 3 low BAC (.04 to .08) offences (experienced drivers)
- 125 Criminal Code charges (for high BAC, impaired driving or refusing a breath test)
Law enforcement also issued 3,014 tickets for speeding/aggressive driving, 223 tickets for distracted driving (158 of those for cellphone use) and 289 tickets for not using a seatbelt, car seat or booster seat.
SGI reminds motorists to always plan a safe ride home, drive the speed limit (or slower if road conditions aren’t favourable), buckle up whenever you get inside a vehicle, and put your cellphone away while driving so you can stay focused on the road.
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.