Regina, Saskatchewan — In November, Saskatchewan police caught 341 people driving while suspended and issues 558 tickets for an unregistered vehicle or trailer.
Police also issued tickets for the following offenses; 221 drivers driving without valid offenses; 102 learner drivers driving without a supervising driver; 37 drivers who weren’t complying with a license endorsement or restriction.
Police in Saskatchewan spent November focusing on suspended drivers and unregistered vehicles as part of SGI’s Traffic Safety Spotlight. Driving without a license, while suspended or when your vehicle isn’t registered voids your insurance if you cause a collision. If you are caught, penalties include fines, court summons, and vehicle impoundments.
Driving while suspended is a safety concern. There are many reasons why someone’s license may be suspended but they are all a result of n authority determining that the driver is not allowed to operate a vehicle.
Police also reported, 3,867 tickets issued for speeding and aggressive driving; 226 tickets for improper seatbelt or child restraint use; 447 distracted driving tickets (including 384 for using a cellphone while driving); and 357 for impaired driving offenses *including 294 Criminal Code charges).
Police and SGI are focusing on impaired driving in December and are sharing friends’ holiday wishes to Santa for a safe and sober holiday season. Follow SGI on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more traffic safety reminders.
In 1944, the government of Saskatchewan passed “The Saskatchewan Government Insurance Act,” creating the provincial Crown corporation that is known today as SGI Canada.
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