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Police stopped more than 350 impaired drivers during May’s province-wide traffic safety spotlight on impaired driving.

In total, there were 359 impaired-driving related offences, including:

  • 3 zero Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) offences (applies to new drivers with any BAC level)
  • 5 low BAC offences (applies to experienced drivers with a BAC ranging from .04 to .08)
  • 351 Criminal Code charges such as high BAC (exceeding .08), impaired driving or refusing a breath test

In addition, there were 5,616 speeding/aggressive driving offences, 325 distracted driving offences (225 of those for cellphone use) and 450 seatbelt, car seat or booster seat violations throughout the month1.

SGI reminds motorists to always plan a safe ride home and never get into a vehicle with someone who has been drinking or using drugs.

#PracticeUp Saskatchewan – police continue to focus on new driver safety for the month of June.

View more information about impaired driving and its consequences. Follow SGI on Facebookand Twitter for safety tips to #TakeCareOutThere.

About SGI

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.

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Footnotes

  1. Includes all traffic safety focus results for May submitted by police as of June 17, 2016. back
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