By Saskatchewan RCMP, June 1, 2017
RCMP Detachments, Traffic Services and the Combined Traffic Safety Sections have now collected and collated their statistics from across Saskatchewan for 2017 Road Safety Week.
From May 16th to May 22nd the Saskatchewan RCMP initiated direct contact with 7748 vehicle drivers.
During this period, Saskatchewan RCMP laid the following charges:
- 2237 Traffic Safety Act charges
- 177 alcohol impaired driving related charges
- 1 drug impaired charge
May 20, 2017 was National Impaired Driving Day in Canada and fell within Road Safety Week. On this date, Saskatchewan RCMP report the following (included in the above numbers):
- 36 Impaired driving charges
- 34 Road-side suspensions
- 32 Check Stops conducted throughout the province
- 24 Road-side tests where drivers passed
“Prevention and enforcement around impaired driving continues to be one of our top priorities,” according to Supt. Grant St. Germaine, Officer In Charge of “F” Division Traffic Services. “We still have far too many people being injured or killed on Saskatchewan roads and highways because of something that is entirely preventable.”
Road Safety Week is a National event highlighting road safety across Canada with specific emphasis on National Impaired Driving Day.
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