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Saskatchewan police gave out thousands of aggressive driving tickets in April

The data was released in SGI Canada's monthly road safety summary

Aggressive driving is on the rise in Saskatchewan, as police handed out 5,025 speeding or aggressive driving tickets in the month of April, which is 500 more than were given in March.

In addition, there were 294 impaired driving-related offences; 320 distracted driving offences, with most of those attributed to cellphone use; and 295 seatbelt, car seat or booster seat violations in April.

SGI Canada also reports that 11 pedestrian-related traffic tickets were handed out as well in April. Seven of 11 tickets were given to drivers for failing to yield or stop for pedestrians, or for passing a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian. As well, four tickets were doled out to pedestrians for disobeying crosswalk signals, or for walking into the path of a vehicle.

“With temperatures rising, more people will be taking advantage of the warm weather. Motorists should remember to look out for those who are out walking and riding. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are reminded to obey the rules of the road, and not take their right of way for granted,” the government insurer says in a press release.