Almost 300 impaired driving offences in November
Dec. 21, 2016
SGI and law enforcement across Saskatchewan focused on impaired driving in November. In total, there were 279 offences related to impaired driving, including:
- 10 offences for having a blood alcohol content (BAC) between .04-.08
- 269 Criminal Code charges (impaired driving, BAC over .08, or refusing a breath test)
The following tickets were also issued throughout the month1:
- 4,447 speeding violations
- 284 distracted driving offences (161 of those were for cell phone use)
- 308 tickets for inappropriate or no seatbelt/child safety seat
SGI is reminding drivers that impaired driving remains the focus throughout December. Always plan a safe ride home so everyone safely makes it #HomeForTheHolidays.
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.