Prairie Post (East Edition)
More than 5,000 drivers ticketed for speeding in March
Last month SGI reminded drivers to turn to the movies to satisfy their need for speed – but some still tried to turn public roads into their own personal action movie set.
Saskatchewan law enforcement focused on speeding in March as part of the Traffic Safety Spotlight – issuing 5,023 tickets related to speeding and aggressive driving.
That number included:
• 285 tickets for speeding in a school zone;
• 220 tickets for exceeding 60 km/h while passing an emergency vehicle that is stopped with its lights activated;
• 96 tickets for exceeding 60 km/h while passing a work zone or highway equipment with lights flashing;
• 190 tickets for exceeding the speed limit by more than 35 km/h;
• 25 tickets for exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 km/h (which also results in a seven-day vehicle impoundment);
• 14 tickets for racing (which also results in a 30-day impoundment).
With nicer weather around the corner (hopefully), our roads will be busier with pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Obeying speed limits will help you and everyone you share the road with arrive at your destinations safely.
Other results from the March Traffic Safe
ty Spotlight include:
• 285 tickets for seatbelts and child restraints being used incorrectly or not at all;
• 434 distracted driving tickets (including 363 for cellphone use);
• 358 impaired driving offences (including 258 Criminal Code charges) April’s Traffic Safety Spotlight is on suspended drivers and unregistered vehicles.