For the next two days, the Regina Police Service will be joined by commercial vehicle inspection experts and child car seat technicians as part of the S.T.E.P. Traffic Enforcement Program.
The two day initiative consists of traffic enforcement teams made up of police officers and the outside experts.
Elizabeth Popowich with the Regina Police Service says the teams will be looking for as many traffic violations as possible.
“They’re going to be looking for speeding, seat belt use, cell phone use, unlicensed drivers,” Popowich said. “And there’s also a whole component where they will do some commercial vehicle inspections. And they are also going to child care seat technicians on most of the enforcement scenes.”
Popowich with the Regina Police Service says officers are expecting to hand out a wide variety of offenses.
“We are always looking at brand new drivers, or drivers who have become complacent in their habits,” Popowich said. “There’s always a need to look at offences like speeding, talking or texting, seat belt infractions as well as criminal code offences.”
S.T.E.P. is a multi-agency task force focused on strategies to improve traffic safety in the province.
Members include representatives from municipal Police Services and the RCMP across Saskatchewan, along with Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), and the Provincial Ministries of Justice, Finance, and Highways & Infrastructure (Highway Transport Patrol).