Tough new penalties came into effect on October 1 to deter drivers from stunting and street racing. 

Tickets for both offenses now cost $580 (with escalating fines for street racing), along with four demerits.  

Street racing already came with a 30-day vehicle impoundment, and the registered owner of the impounded vehicle is still required to pay the towing and impoundment costs.

Excessive speed is also one of the leading factors in traffic-related deaths and injuries in Saskatchewan. 

“Excessive speed puts everyone on the road in danger; you, other drivers, and pedestrians,” said JP Cullen, Chief Operating Officer of SGI Auto Fund. “The faster you travel, the more serious the consequences are when you crash. Positive choices, like slowing down, help keep you, and others safe.” 

Police across the province will also be on the lookout for drivers engaging in excessive speeding offenses under The Traffic Safety Act: 

  • Exceeding the limit by more than 35 km/h 

  • Exceeding the limit by more than 50 km/h 

  • Exceeding the limit in a school zone 

  • Exceeding 60 km/h while passing highway workers 

  • Exceeding 60 km/h when passing an emergency vehicle or tow truck at the roadside with lights flashing 

  • Stunting 

  • Street racing 

For more information, visit SGI’s website