Operation Hang Up Buckle Up
By Ragnar Haagen
For the next two days, law enforcement around the province will again be targeting drivers who fail to adhere to two main traffic safety concerns – the improper use of seatbelts and cellphones.
They will be conducting traffic stops on June 20 and 21 as a commitment to safety along with SGI and officers around the province. There will also be a focus on motorcycle safety.
“We know lack of seatbelt use and distracted driving are two major factors for fatalities and collisions on our roads, so it makes sense to again focus on these issues,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI.
“However, as a follow up to Motorcycle Safety Week in May, we want to again remind motorists the importance of sharing the road with motorcycles, as well as remind motorcyclists the importance of proper driving and the benefits of training.”
According to SGI, 1300 tickets were issued during May’s impaired driving traffic safety blitz Operation Overdrive, more than 100 of which were for alcohol related offences.
Last year in Saskatchewan there were 289 collisions involving motorcycles that resulted in 205 injuries and four fatalities.
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