It seems many Saskatchewan drivers have a lead foot issue.
In a release from SGI, north of 124,000 speeding convictions were doled out in 2016, meaning one in every 6.5 motorists in in the province have received a speeding ticket.
Spokesperson Tyler McMurchy says that ratio is just astonishing.
“All we know is by any reasonable measure, that seems like a lot of speeding offences,” said McMurchy. “Especially when you consider that it’s really easy to avoid a speeding ticket and all you have to do is obey the posted speeding limit.”
Speeding related incidents were responsible for 579 injuries and 22 deaths in 2016.
And if those figure aren’t shocking enough, McMurchy says the speeding tickets you’ll see in the future will be.
“If people continue to speed, speeding tickets are going up as of May 1st, according to the recent announcement from the government,” he said.
“So, anytime you do get a speeding ticket, it’s going to cost you more.”