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Across the Province, Police Catch 768 Distracted Drivers in August

Traffic Safety Spotlight results: 768 distracted driving tickets in August

The results of the August Traffic Safety Spotlight on distracted driving are in.

Police issued 646 tickets to drivers using a mobile device while behind the wheel, and 122 tickets for driving without due care and attention.

Distracted driving is one of the top contributors to injuries and death on Saskatchewan roads, which is why law enforcement and SGI were reminding drivers to put away their phones, eliminate distractions and #JustDrive.

Other results from the August spotlight include:

  • Impaired driving – 488 offences, including 304 Criminal Code violations,
  • 5,454 tickets for speeding and aggressive driving. Remember, effective Oct. 1, 2022, tough new penalties for stunting and street racing come into effect and,
  • 442 tickets for not wearing a seatbelt or having a child improperly restrained. It only takes a moment to #MakeItClick – a moment that can save your life.

The Traffic Safety Spotlight is a partnership between SGI and Saskatchewan law enforcement to focus resources on education and enforcement of traffic safety. The spotlights are themed quarterly and monthly around traffic safety campaigns such as impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding and seatbelts.

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