Police catch 374 unbuckled, unrestrained motorists in March
April 21, 2016
A total of 374 people were ticketed for failing to wear a seatbelt or properly restrain children in vehicles during March’s traffic safety spotlight on occupant safety. Law enforcement across the province issued:
- 302 tickets for a driver failing to wear a seatbelt
- 30 tickets for a passenger failing to wear a seatbelt
- 18 tickets for a passenger under 16 failing to wear a seatbelt (ticket is issued to the driver)
- 22 tickets for improper use or installation of a child restraint
- 2 tickets for wearing a seatbelt incorrectly
In addition, there were 5,288 speeding/aggressive driving offences, 266 impaired driving-related offences and 334 distracted driving offences (221 of those for cellphone use).*
Remember, buckle up each and every time you get into a vehicle and ensure all passengers are properly restrained.
Police continue to focus on vulnerable road user safety throughout April, so remember to #ShareTheRoad.February results:
Law enforcement issued 205 tickets for cellphone use while driving and 96 tickets for driving without due care and attention during February’s traffic safety spotlight on distracted driving.
In addition, there were 3,938 tickets for speeding/aggressive driving, 244 impaired driving-related offences and 313 occupant safety violations (for people not wearing a seatbelt or having a child properly restrained in the vehicle).**
View more information about occupant safety or distracted driving. View SGI’s new road safety advertisement, which touches on these and other key traffic safety issues. Follow SGI on Facebook and Twitter for safety tips to #TakeCareOutThere.
*Includes all traffic safety focus results for March submitted by police as of April. 15, 2016.
**Includes all traffic safety focus results for February submitted by police as of March 15, 2016.
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.