More than 500 intersection-related tickets were issued by law enforcement in January.
A total of 504 motorists in Saskatchewan received tickets for driving offences made at intersections during
January’s traffic safety spotlight on intersection safety.
• 319 tickets for failing to stop/proceeding from a stop sign before it was safe to do so
• 109 tickets for disobeying traffic lights
• 73 tickets for failing to yield the right of way
• Three tickets for failing to yield to a pedestrian.
In addition, there were 1,306 offences for speeding/aggressive driving, 131 impaired
driving-related offences, 173 offences for distracted driving — the vast majority of those, 97, for cellphone
use, and 163 occupant restraint violations for people not using a seat belt or the
appropriate child seat.
In 2014, there were more than 11,000 collisions at intersections in Saskatchewan,
resulting in 28 deaths and injuring more than 3,200 people.
Motorists are reminded to
avoid distractions and take extra precaution when approaching intersections, especially
during winter months — please keep a safe following distance and watch for cross-traffic
and pedestrians before entering an intersection.
Visit SGI’s website at www.sgi.sk.ca for more information about intersection safety, or to
learn about the Road Safety Challenge.
Follow SGI on Facebook and Twitter for tips on
#HeadsUp, law enforcement continue to be on the lookout for distracted driving