700 Sask. drivers ticketed for distracted driving in June

June was a busy month for police across Saskatchewan.

Tyler McMurchy, spokesperson with SGI, noted that 700 drivers received tickets for distracted driving during the month’s traffic safety spotlight.

“We wanted to remind people in June, even if they hadn’t been driving a lot lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that distracted driving is still against the law,” said McMurchy. “Unfortunately for 700 drivers, they received very expensive reminders about that.”

605 drivers were cited for cellphone use, while 95 drivers were ticketed for driving without due care or attention.

McMurchy also share there was a high number of tickets issued for aggressive driving and speeding.

“Just over 7,800 tickets issued in the month of June and those are tickets written by police. They do not include photo speed enforcement.”

McMurchy added that 395 impaired driving offences were recorded and 533 tickets were issued for improper use of a seatbelt.

The July traffic safety spotlight is focusing on construction zones.


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