Sask. RCMP issue over 2,600 charges and tickets during Canada Safe Driving Week

To kick off December, Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS), made up of Saskatchewan RCMP and municipal police service officers, took part in Canada Safe Driving Week.

From December 1 to 7, officers patrolled and held check stops throughout the province to help keep Saskatchewan’s roads safe.

During the week-long initiative, CTSS officers found 64 drivers who had recently consumed alcohol or drugs before driving, six of whom were charged with Criminal Code impaired driving charges. The other 58 drivers received roadside suspensions.

CTSS officers issued 1347 traffic charges, 1349 warnings, and 111 vehicle defect inspection notices to drivers on Saskatchewan’s roadways. These included:

  • 713 charges and 324 warnings for speeding;
  • 97 charges and 22 warnings for cellphone use while driving;
  • 9 charges and 26 warnings for careless driving;
  • 43 charges and 19 warnings for seatbelt misuse;
  • 76 charges and 30 warnings for intersection-related offences;
  • 38 charges and 8 warnings for invalid driver’s license;
  • 6 charges for driving while disqualified, suspended, or prohibited;
  • 86 charges and 41 warnings for invalid vehicle registration;
  • 256 charges and 868 warnings for all other Traffic Safety Act offences;
  • 23 charges and 5 warnings for open alcohol or cannabis in a motor vehicle.

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