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Insurer reveals distracted driving punishment statistics

March 5, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Saskatchewan police impounded 87 vehicles because the driver was distracted, the province’s auto insurer announced. It is illegal in Saskatchewan to hold, view or manipulate an electronic communication device while driving. There is an immediate roadside vehicle impoundment if the

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Insurance lawyer now a Saskatchewan appeal court judge

September 24, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A lawyer who used to represent Saskatchewan’s auto insurer is now a judge with the province’s appeal court, the federal government announced Friday. Robert Leurer represented Saskatchewan Government Insurance on several occasions during the 31 years he practised law for

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The Canadian insurer that will seek a rate decrease later this year

July 18, 2018 by Jason Contant

One Canadian public insurer is bucking the trend – seen across the country – of carriers asking to raise auto rates. Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday that it plans to apply for a rate decrease later this

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Saskatchewan police looking for drivers with suspended licences, non-current plates

November 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Police in Saskatchewan will be looking for people driving with suspended licences and those driving vehicles that don’t have current plates as part of November’s traffic safety spotlight, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Friday. Provincial police will be helped

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182 motorists caught speeding in work zones during SGI’s recent traffic safety spotlight

August 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has reported that 182 tickets were issued to drivers for speeding in construction work zones during last month’s traffic safety spotlight. In total, 177 tickets were issued to drivers exceeding 60 kilometres an hour while passing highway workers or occupied highway equipment within a municipal or highway work zone, SGI said in a press release issued on Monday. Five tickets were also issued for speeding in construction zones where a flag person is present. The results include all traffic safety focus…

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88 tickets issued to new Saskatchewan drivers, motorcyclists in June: SGI

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Law enforcement officers across Saskatchewan issued 88 tickets to new drivers and motorcyclists who weren’t following the requirements outlined on their licences, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday. The results from last month’s traffic safety spotlight on new drivers

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Loss ratio deteriorates 6.1 points for Saskatchewan Auto Fund

July 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan’s Auto Fund reported Thursday a loss ratio of 86.5% for the year ending March 31, 2017, up 6.1 points from 80.4% during the same period a year earlier, while the head of Saskatchewan Government Insurance suggested that with the

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SGI pursues legal action against two liquor establishments following four impaired driving deaths

July 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Thursday that it has pursued legal action for the first time against two liquor establishments in connection with an impaired driving case that claimed a family of four in January 2016. SGI said in

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Saskatchewan police report more than 320 impaired driving offences in May traffic safety spotlight

June 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

During the same month it released its awareness campaign on impaired driving, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has reported 324 impaired-driving related offences during May’s traffic safety spotlight – “another reminder of why such campaigns are needed.” Last month, police reported

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SGI releases results of traffic safety focus on pedestrians, cyclists and motorists

May 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Although Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) traffic safety focus for April was on pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, the majority of offences were for speeding or aggressive driving, SGI reported earlier this week. Police in the province issued 12 tickets during the

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Law allowing blue and amber lights for roadside assistance vehicles now in effect in Saskatchewan

May 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Roadside assistance vehicles in Saskatchewan can now use blue lights in conjunction with amber lights, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Tuesday. The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed the Traffic Safety (Tow Trucks) Amendment Act to permit blue lights to

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Canadian auto insurance customer satisfaction climbs despite premium increases: J.D. Power study

May 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Customer satisfaction with auto insurance in Canada has increased for the second consecutive year despite nationwide premium increases, according to the newly released J.D. Power 2017 Canadian Auto Insurance Satisfaction Study. The study, released on Monday, found that across all