Impaired driving is the traffic safety spotlight for the month of May.
Throughout the month, police across the province will be watching for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
SGI recommends people follow these tips to help keep our roads free of impaired drivers:
- Choose a designated driver before you go out.
- Take a cab, take the bus, use a designated driving service, call a friend or family member to pick you up, or stay the night.
- Use SGI’s free Safe Ride app to keep track of your safe ride options.
- Don’t get into a vehicle with someone you know has been drinking or using drugs.
- Remember some prescription and over-the-counter medications can affect driving ability. Review side effects with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Report impaired drivers by calling 911.
To help bring down the number of impaired driving collisions, Saskatchewan introduced tougher laws with harsher consequences in 2014.
Saskatchewan now has some of the toughest impaired driving legislation in Canada, including longer licence suspensions, immediate roadside vehicle seizures, and mandatory ignition interlock for convicted impaired drivers.