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Saskatchewan police ticketed more than 3,000 speeders in May

June 25, 2015   by Canadian Underwriter

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Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) said on Thursday that police in the province ticketed more than 3,000 speeders during May’s traffic safety spotlight focusing on impaired driving.

There were 131 offences related to alcohol or drug use while driving

In addition to the speeding ticket, there were also 131 offences related to alcohol or drug use while driving, including three zero blood alcohol content (BAC) (zero to .08) offences for new drivers, three low BAC (.04 to .08) offences for experienced drivers and 125 Criminal Code charges for high BAC, impaired driving or refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

SGI said in a press release that, in total, law enforcement officers issued 3,014 tickets for speeding/aggressive driving, 223 tickets for distracted driving (158 of those for cellphone use) and 289 tickets for not using a seatbelt, car seat or booster seat.

Related: Saskatchewan police issue nearly 2,200 tickets in April: SGI

The number of tickets issued in May was an increase from April, when law enforcement officers issued a total of 2,195 tickets, including 1,720 for speeding/aggressive driving and 12 tickets related to vulnerable road users. Included in the tickets were the following:

• 41 charges related to impaired driving;

• 66 tickets for cellphone use;

• 173 tickets for no/improper seatbelt/child seat; and

• 183 tickets for failing to stop for red light/stop sign.

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