New drivers are the province-wide focus of June’s SGI traffic safety spotlight.
Police will be watching for new drivers not following restrictions outlined in the Graduated Driver’s Licensing and Motorcycle Graduated Driver’s Licensing programs.
While new drivers include inexperienced drivers of any age, they are most commonly young drivers.
Compared to all other age groups, young drivers account for a disproportionate amount of collisions, injuries and fatalities on Saskatchewan roads.
Between 2010 and 2014, drivers 19 years of age and younger represented 7.1 per cent of Saskatchewan’s driving population, yet accounted for 11.1 per cent of all collisions.
Young drivers also represented 12.1 percent of drivers killed and 13.3 per cent of drivers seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision.