Nearly 700 tickets issued in school zones in September, 678 for speeding
Oct. 20, 2016
- 6781 tickets for speeding
- 2 tickets for drivers failing to yield to pedestrians in an intersection or crosswalk
- 4 tickets to pedestrians walking into the path of a vehicle
- 5 tickets for drivers not obeying school bus safety lights
In addition, there were 6,0931 other offences committed throughout September, resulting in:
- 240 impaired-driving related offences
- 414 tickets for distracted driving (294 of those for using a cellphone while driving)
- 446 tickets for inappropriate or no seatbelt/child safety seat
- 517 tickets for failing to obey a stop sign or red light
- 4,476 speeding tickets
Law enforcement from around the province held a two-day Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) in Moose Jaw on Sept. 14 and 15. Police were enforcing all traffic violations but were especially focused on impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving/cellphone use and seatbelt safety.
Police issued tickets for the following offences:
- 1 impaired driving-related offence
- 19 tickets for using a cellphone while driving
- 36 speeding tickets
Car seat technicians also checked 129 seatbelts/child safety seats and police issued 72 tickets for inappropriate or no seatbelt/child safety seat, and gave away seven child safety seats as encouragement to always buckle up children properly.
SGI reminds motorists that police are paying special attention to impaired driving throughout October, as well as distracted driving, speeding and seatbelt use.
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.