Police issued 1901 tickets related to winter driving offences during November’s province-wide traffic safety spotlight on safe winter driving.
Drivers received the following tickets:
- 41 tickets for driving at a speed greater than reasonable and safe
- 15 tickets for driving with an obstructed windshield or window
- 134 tickets for exceeding 60 km/h when passing emergency vehicles/highway equipment/tow trucks with lights flashing
There were also 4,517 tickets for speeding/aggressive driving, 382 tickets for distracted driving (301 of those for cellphone use), 354 occupant restraint tickets, and 296 offences related to impaired driving during the month1.
This winter, remember to drive according to road conditions by slowing down and increasing your following distance. It’s also important to remember to slow to 60 km/h when passing emergency vehicles, highway equipment and tow trucks with lights flashing.
December’s focus is on impaired driving, with police on the lookout for drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Drivers are reminded to always plan a safe and sober ride home. Some safe ride options include using a designated driver, taxi, transit, a designated driving service, Operation Red Nose or Ding in the New Year.
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 underOnline Services on your motor licence issuer’s website or SGI’s website.