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Tougher laws a mere distraction for cell-using drivers

December 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Distracted driving offences in Saskatchewan were at an all-time high in November 2017, despite the government’s attempts to toughen the laws around driving with a cellphone. “Police reported a whopping 636 distracted driving offences during the November [Traffic Safety Spotlight],

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Province’s ridesharing law requires minimum policy limit

December 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan has introduced legislation allowing for ridesharing services to operate in the province, with an interesting insurance twist. The Vehicles for Hire Act requires the ridesharing company to file written evidence of a motor vehicle liability insurance policy with a

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Province’s distracted drivers are on the rise

November 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite the consequences of distracted driving – a $280 fine and four demerit points under Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) Safe Driver Recognition program – it continues to be the leading cause of all traffic collisions. Police in Saskatchewan issued a

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Saskatchewan police focusing on distracted drivers in October

October 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Police in Saskatchewan will focus on distracted driving as their traffic safety spotlight for the month of October. Throughout the month, police across the province will be using a variety of tactics to catch distracted drivers in the act, including

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SGI Canada customers evacuated by Saskatchewan wildfires have mass evacuation coverage

September 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

SGI Canada policyholders in areas affected by the wildfires in northern Saskatchewan will have mass evacuation coverage in place for 30 days and should be assured that personal and commercial property policies will not be cancelled for 30 days in

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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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Flood coverage applied to more than three in four eligible SGI home insurance policies

July 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance reported Thursday a consolidated loss ratio of 60.4% for the year ending March 31, 2017, while 77% of all eligible homeowner policies have optional water protection coverage introduced last year. SGI Canada – the trade name of

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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