June’s traffic safety focus of the month by SGI and police in Saskatchewan was on new drivers and motorcyclists in the graduated license program for both.
The insurance company’s Tyler McMurchy says 79 tickets were handed out.
“There were 46 tickets issued for driving without a supervising driver, there were 25 tickets issued for not following the restrictions, or riding without the appropriate endorsement, there were five tickets issued for driving a vehicle while under 16 without authorization, and three tickets issued for not displaying the appropriate placard on their motorcycle.”
McMurchy says they decided to target new drivers because there are more of them out there honing their skills on Saskatchewan roads and highways at this time of year.
“But we also want new drivers who are in that new drivers who are in that graduated licencing program and the new riders in the motorcycle graduated drivers licencing program to know what the restrictions are.”
As well, there were 5,600 tickets for speeding and aggressive driving.
Police continue to focus on safe driving in work zones this month.