26 commercial vehicle offences in August
Sept. 22, 2016
SGI and law enforcement paid special attention to commercial vehicle safety last month.
Police across the province issued 26 tickets related to commercial vehicles including:
- 1 ticket for driving without the appropriate driver’s licence
- 2 tickets for failing to produce a safety fitness certificate or inspection certificate
- 4 tickets for exceeding the registered gross vehicle weight
- 19 tickets for driving an unregistered vehicle
An additional 5,1141 charges were laid for the following offences:
- 171 tickets for not using a seatbelt or the appropriate child safety seat
- 232 charges related to impaired driving
- 345 tickets for failing to obey a stop sign or red light
- 354 tickets for distracted driving (202 of those for cellphone use)
- 4,012 tickets for speeding/aggressive driving
Commercial vehicle safety is important for all road users as a commercial vehicle’s increased size and weight can lead to more serious consequences in the event of a collision.
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.