The Saskatchewan RCMP media team used a September release to encourage the proper use and maintenance of vehicle lights.

Mud and dirt will stick around for a couple more weeks, and then snow will be the main culprit when it comes to covering up the beams.

"Your vehicle’s headlights, taillights and turning signals are important safety features. Check to make sure they’re working – and free from dirt or snow – every time you drive."

Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) announced that since the beginning of 2023 they have issued 254 charges, and 2615 warnings to drivers in Saskatchewan for headlight, taillight, or turn signal violations:

  • 74 charge and 1427 charges for inadequate headlights or daytime running lights;
  • 127 charges and 917 warning for inadequate vehicle brake lights;
  • 15 charges and 73 warnings for inadequate vehicle turn signals; and
  • 38 charges and 198 warnings for inadequate trailer brake lights or turn signals.

In some cases drivers were pulled over due to inoperable lights. 480 vehicle defect inspection notices were handed out to have the problem repaired, with the information later being report to an RCMP detachment to confirm completion.

CTSS consists of Saskatchewan RCMP and municipal police agency members from across the province. These statistics come from the period between September 11-17.

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