November 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Monday that 335 impaired drivers were stopped during the province-wide focus on impaired driving in October.
The blitz involving SGI and law enforcement officers included 335 offences related to impaired driving, including 314 Criminal Code of Canada charges (impaired driving, blood alcohol content (BAC) over .08 or refusing a blood test) and 21 offences for having a BAC between .04 and .08.
Police also issued the following tickets throughout the month: 3,208 speeding violations; 289 tickets for distracted driving (180 of those for using a cellphone while driving); and 260 tickets for inappropriate or no seatbelt/child safety seat. These results include all traffic safety focus results for October submitted by police as of Nov. 16, SGI added in a press release.
SGI and police continue to focus on impaired driving in November.
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, several traffic safety laws in Saskatchewan will change, pending legislative approval, including: