The results from SGI’s April Traffic Safety Spotlight were released Friday morning. The numbers show that not everyone heeded the call that drivers must have a valid license and that all vehicles need to be registered.
Over the course of the month of April, law enforcement in Saskatchewan issued 623 tickets for driving while suspended, and 695 people were ticketed for driving an unregistered vehicle.
In addition to looking out for those without a valid license, or in an unregistered vehicle, law enforcement were also looking out for other traffic violations across Saskatchewan.
SGI reported that there were 7,750 people ticketed for speeding or aggressive driving. Law enforcement also stopped 337 impaired drivers, of which 247 are now facing criminal charges for impaired driving. Another 535 distracted driving tickets were handed out – 355 for using a mobile device – and 259 tickets were issued for not wearing a seatbelt, wearing it incorrectly or having children improperly restrained.
With the May long weekend also here, SGI is reminding motorists to not drive while impaired, to obey the posted speed limits and to buckle up. The Traffic Safety Spotlight for May is on impaired driving.