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Saskatchewan police issue 26 commercial vehicle safety tickets in August, more than 4,000 speeding or aggressive driving tickets

September 22, 2016   by Canadian Underwriter

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Police across the province of Saskatchewan issued 26 tickets related to commercial vehicles and more than 4,000 tickets for speeding or aggressive driving last month.

Tractor trailer driving down the highway at sunrise.During the month of August, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and provincial law enforcement officers paid special attention to commercial vehicle safety, SGI said in a press release on Thursday.

Included in the 26 commercial vehicle tickets were 19 tickets for driving an unregistered vehicle, four for exceeding the registered gross vehicle weight, two for failing to produce a safety fitness certificate or inspection certificate and one for driving without the appropriate driver’s licence.

An additional 5,114 charges were laid for the following offences:

  • 4,012 for speeding/aggressive driving;
  • 354 for distracted driving (202 of those for cellphone use);
  • 345 for failing to obey a stop sign or red light;
  • 232 related to impaired driving; and
  • 171 for not using a seatbelt or the appropriate child safety seat.

The 5,114 charges include all traffic safety focus results submitted by police as of Sept. 20. They do not include tickets issued through photo speed enforcement.

“Commercial vehicle safety is important for all road users as a commercial vehicle’s increased size and weight can lead to more serious consequences in the event of a collision,” SGI said in the release.

SGI and law enforcement officers continue to focus on school zone safety in September.