SGI: speeding and aggressive driving led driving infractions in May

Published: May 26, 2017

Updated: July 24, 2018

Author: Luke Jones

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Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) says that the majority of traffic infractions in April came from speeding offences and aggressive driving. The public crown corporation says this was despite its April focus being on pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.

Law enforcement in the province issued 12 tickets during the traffic safety focus. Seven of the tickets went to drivers who failed to stop or give way to pedestrians, or overtaking another vehicle that had stopped for a pedestrian. A further four tickets were given to pedestrians who disobeyed crosswalk signals or walking in front of a vehicle. A final ticket was issued to a motorcyclist without a helmet.

Despite the focus of the month, speeding and aggression remained chief problems. SGI says 5,025 such offences were reported by police through last month. In a press release on Tuesday, the insurance provider said there were 294 impaired driving offences, 320 distracted driving offences (251 from cellphones), and 295 for not using a seatbelt.

SGI says it will collaborate with law enforcement to focus on impaired driving through the month of May.