More than 600 manual speeding tickets issued in school zones last month
Oct. 21, 2015
Saskatchewan police foucused on school zone safety and issued 6401 tickets to drivers speeding in school zones, as well as 32 tickets to drivers with unrestrained or improperly restrained passengers under 16 years of age.
Law enforcement around the province also issued an additional 8,0322 traffic violations in other locations throughout September:
- 6,571 manual speeding tickets
- 522 seatbelt tickets (drivers and passengers aged 16 years and older)
- 378 tickets for failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
- 276 impaired driving-related charges
- 285 tickets related to distracted driving (124 for cellphone use)
Drivers should be extra vigilant when approaching school zones and be especially cautious when approaching school buses. Children are small and unpredictable. Drivers need to keep their eyes on the road and feet off the gas. As well, children should be reminded to stop and look both ways to before crossing the street to ensure its safe and that oncoming vehicles stop.
#HeadsUp, October’s traffic safety spotlight is distracted driving.
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.