More than 500 intersection-related tickets issued by law enforcement in January
Feb. 23, 2016
A total of 504 motorists received tickets for driving offences made at intersections during January’s traffic safety spotlight on intersection safety. Police issued:
- 319 tickets for failing to stop/proceeding from a stop sign before safe
- 109 tickets for disobeying traffic lights
- 73 tickets for failing to yield the right of way
- three tickets for failing to yield to a pedestrian
In addition, there were 1,306 offences for speeding/aggressive driving, 131 impaired driving-related offences, 173 offences for distracted driving (97 of those for cellphone use), and 163 occupant restraint violations (for people not using a seatbelt or the appropriate child seat).1
In 2014, there were more than 11,000 collisions at intersections in Saskatchewan, resulting in 28 deaths and injuring more than 3,200 people. Motorists are reminded to avoid distractions and take extra precaution when approaching intersections, especially during winter months – please keep a safe following distance and watch for cross-traffic and pedestrians before entering an intersection.
#HeadsUp, law enforcement continue to be on the lookout 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.