During December’s month-long Operation Overdrive traffic safety blitz, law and traffic enforcement officers in Saskatchewan checked more than 8,600 vehicles and issued more than 2,400 tickets.
The 2,416 tickets issued include:
• 217 for impaired driving
• 188 roadside suspensions
• 621 for aggressive driving (speeding, driving without due care & attention, unsafe passing, failing to stop at stop signs, red lights, etc.)
• 133 for improper or non-seatbelt use
• 46 for cellphone use while driving
• 41 for open alcohol in a vehicle
• 1,170 other tickets
In December 2011, the two-day Operation Overdrive traffic safety blitz resulted in 4,200 vehicles being checked by law enforcement officers, and saw a total of 241 tickets issued, with 25 drivers charged with impaired driving.