Saskatchewan RCMP – Overview of Canada Road Safety Week enforcement across the province

May 23, 2019
Province wide, Saskatchewan

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May 14 to 20 was Canada Road Safety Week. Increased patrols and check stops were set up across the province, with enforcement focussing on impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and seat belt enforcement just to name a few.

Statistics have been collected and collated from across Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction. The Saskatchewan RCMP made contact with 14,423 drivers.

During this period, over 3,200 charges were laid, some of which include:

  • 63 charges laid in respect to alcohol impairment
  • 1 charge laid in respect to drug impairment
  • 2,045 charges laid in respect to speeding/aggressive driving
  • 131 charges laid in respect to distracted driving, including use of electronic devices
  • 141 charges laid for seatbelt violations

In addition to the above charges, 1,802 warnings and 329 inspection notices were issued.

Of the above noted charges, the following is a breakdown of those that occurred specifically over the May long weekend (May 17-20):

  • 54 charges laid in respect to alcohol impairment
  • 1 charge laid in respect to drug impairment
  • 1,416 charges laid in respect to speeding/aggressive driving
  • 61 charges laid in respect to distracted driving, including use of electronic devices
  • 89 charges laid for seatbelt violations

While Canada Road Safety Week is one opportunity for us to highlight the targeted enforcement initiatives that we conduct, it's important to note that traffic safety remains one of our day-to-day priorities.

With summer just around the corner, please ensure you're getting where you need to go safely. Slow down, be aware, stay safe.

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