People in Saskatchewan were in a hurry in July, and a number of them paid a price for such a rush. Over 4,000 drivers were nailed by police for speeding last month.
Law enforcement agencies across the province took part in a province-wide traffic safety spotlight focusing on speeding. For the month, 4,028 speeding violation tickets were issued on Saskatchewan roads, including:
• 3,820 tickets for aggressive driving/speeding
• 142 tickets for exceeding the speed limit by 35 km/h
• 35 tickets for exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h
• 28 tickets for exceeding 60 km/h when passing an emergency vehicle
• 3 tickets for driving over twice the posted speed limit
Police also issued 426 seatbelt violations, 544 ticets for distracted driving (457 of those for using cellphones while driving) and 16 tickets for impaired driving.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance is reminding motorists that immediate roadside seizures are now in effect for some speeding offences, and is encouraging all drivers to slow down and obey posted limits.
Visit SGI’s website at www.sgi.sk.ca to learn about the new traffic laws now in effect, or for information about the Road Safety Challenge and how #wecandrivebetter.