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Police issue 88 tickets to new drivers and motorcyclists in June: SGI
Published Monday, July 24, 2017 10:44AM CST
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) released its monthly statistics on Monday. Law enforcement was focused on new drivers and motorcyclists in June.
The company says police issued 88 tickets to new drivers who weren’t following the requirements of their license – 66 for learner drivers driving without a supervising driver, 20 tickets for not following restrictions or riding with appropriate endorsement, and two for not displaying a learner (L) or novice (N) placard on their motorcycle.
Police were still looking for all drivers not following the rules of the road, issuing 4,762 speeding tickets, 441 tickets for not wearing a seatbelt or child restraint, and 436 tickets for distracted driving.
SGI also says police issued 376 tickets for impaired driving in the month of June. Those tickets resulted in 333 charges under the Criminal Code, meaning drivers exceeded a .08 blood alcohol content, failed a standard sobriety test or refused a breathalyzer.
Police will be on the lookout for drivers speeding through construction zones in July.