449 Saskatchewan drivers cited for unsafe driving in school zones: SGI

Vast majority of traffic tickets issued for speeding in these areas

Speeding in school zones is an issue for Saskatchewan drivers with 439 tickets being issued for that very reason, according to SGI’s most recent traffic safety spotlight report.

The insurer focused on school zone safety in the month of September and found that seven tickets were issued for failing to yield to pedestrians in an intersection or crosswalk; one ticket to a pedestrian walking into the path of a vehicle; and two tickets for drivers not obeying school bus safety lights.

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Regardless of where the driver is, speeding is the most prevalent driving offence with a total of 4,445 tickets issued for this. Distracted driving is the second-most common offence with 549 tickets issued in this area. Close to 400 tickets were issued for inappropriate use of or no use of a seatbelt or child safety seat and 277 tickets were issued for impaired-driving related offences.

In addition, SGI announced that November’s safety report will shine a light on suspended drivers and unregistered vehicles.

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