Seat-belt use was the traffic safety focus for police across Saskatchewan in February, and SGI, last month, with 400 tickets issued.
The insurance company’s Tyler McMurchy says statistics show seat-belts save lives.
“We know most people buckle up every time, but the few people who don’t are well over-represented in fatal vehicle collisions,” McMurchy says. “In 2016, 25% of vehicle occupants killed in collisions in Saskatchewan were either not buckled up or improperly restrained.”
While seatbelt use was the SGI traffic safety focus for February, police were also on the lookout for other infractions.
SGI’s Tyler McMurchy says, once again, speeding and aggressive driving tops the list, with 3600 tickets.
“In April, we will be focusing on speeding as the traffic safety spotlight, so it’s something that people always need to keep in mind, is to slow down.”
400 people caught driving distracted last month, with 324 still using hand held devices.