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Saskatchewan law enforcement officers issued more than 5,000 speeding or aggressive driving-related tickets in July: SGI

August 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Thursday that law enforcement officers in the province issued more than 5,000 speeding or aggressive driving-related tickets last month. July’s traffic safety spotlight focused on work zones and aggressive driving, SGI, the province’s self-sustaining

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Facial recognition set to go live in Saskatchewan in late August

August 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) will have in place facial recognition software when issuing driver licences and photo identification cards come Aug. 24, a move the insurer maintains will help combat fraud and bolster road safety. Customers will not notice anything

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Police in Saskatchewan targeting commercial vehicle safety in August

August 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Police in Saskatchewan will be on the look out this month for commercial vehicles that are not in compliance with safety requirements. Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) said in a press release on Tuesday that commercial vehicle safety is the province-wide

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Saskatchewan Government Insurance notifies customers of a privacy breach

August 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has notified customers of a privacy breach by an employee at an independent motor licence issuing office in Vonda, Sask. SGI, Saskatchewan’s self-sustaining auto insurance fund, said in a press release on Friday that their investigation

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74 tickets issued in June to new Saskatchewan drivers not following licence restrictions

July 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Friday that June’s province-wide traffic safety spotlight resulted in law enforcement issuing 74 tickets to new drivers and new motorcycle riders not following the restrictions outlined on their learner or novice licence. SGI said

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Police in Saskatchewan catch 359 impaired drivers in May: SGI

June 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Police in Saskatchewan stopped more than 350 impaired drivers during May’s province-wide traffic safety spotlight on impaired driving, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) said on Wednesday. SGI said in a press release that there were 359 impaired driving-related offences, the majority

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SGI implements new fee and safety incentive for new motorcyclists

June 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is implementing the next phase of its Motorcycle Graduated Driver Licensing (MGDL) program changes in an effort to improve safety for new motorcyclists, the province’s self-sustaining auto insurance fund announced on Wednesday. The MGDL program exposes

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Saskatchewan government introduces more than 20 amendments to auto insurance program

June 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), Don McMorris, has introduced more than 20 amendments to The Automobile Accident Insurance Act that the government says will improve Saskatchewan’s auto injury programs to better meet the needs of people who

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SGI and Saskatchewan police to focus on new drivers in June

June 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), the province’s self-sustaining auto insurance fund, and provincial police will be focusing on new drivers during the month of June. SGI said in a statement issued Thursday that new drivers – considered to be young drivers

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Police in Saskatchewan catch 374 unbuckled, unrestrained motorists in March: SGI

April 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), the province’s self-sustaining auto insurance fund, said last week that a total of 374 people were ticketed for failing to wear a seatbelt or properly restrain children in vehicles during March’s traffic safety spotlight on occupant

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Vulnerable road users focus of Saskatchewan’s traffic safety spotlight in April

April 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Vulnerable road users, which includes pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists, is the traffic safety spotlight for the month of April, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) said on Wednesday. Police in the province will be paying particular attention to vehicles not yielding to

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Reduced No Fault injury coverage now available for motorcycle owners, SGI says

April 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has implemented a Reduced No Fault coverage for motorcycle owners. The third option for coverage from SGI offers a basic package of injury benefits at a lower cost, since there are fewer benefits, SGI said in