More than 2,000 ag­gres­sive driv­ers stopped by po­lice in Oc­to­ber

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

olice across Saskatchew­an is­sued nearly 2,400 tick­ets dur­ing Oc­to­ber’s provincewi­de traf­fic safety spot­light tar­get­ing ag­gres­sive driv­ing.

In to­tal, 2,368 mo­torists were tick­eted, for the fol­low­ing of­fences:

• 2,225 tick­ets for aggress ive driv­ing/speed­ing

• 93 tick­ets for ag­gres­sive driv­ing/speed­ing in a school zone

P• 43 tick­ets for ex­ceed­ing the speed limit by more than 35 km/h

• six tick­ets for stunt­ing

• one ticket for pass­ing a po­lice ve­hi­cle

In ad­di­tion, there were 369 tick­ets for dis­tracted driv­ing (361 of those for cell­phone use), 331 seat­belt vi­o­la­tions, and 107 im­paired driv­ing-re­lated of­fences dur­ing the month.

SGI re­minds mo­torists that there are now both tougher fi­nan­cial pen­laties and im­me­di­ate road­side ve­hi­cle seizures in ef­fect for some speed­ing of­fences. Slow down and re­mem­ber that posted speed lim­its are for ideal driv­ing con­di­tions.

Visit SGI’s web­site at www.sgi.sk.ca to learn about the new traf­fic laws now in ef­fect, or for in­for­ma­tion about the Road Safety Chal­lenge and how #we­can­drive­bet­ter.

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