Saskatchewan police agencies reported 414 impairments driving offense For the month of December 2022, says Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).
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“240 people were charged with impaired driving offenses under the Criminal Code, and another 174 were issued sanctions – including license suspension and vehicle impoundment – for being over the provincial limit for alcohol or drugs,” the SGI said. “
Police also reported that they issued 254 tickets for seatbelt and occupant restraint violations, 2,931 tickets for speeding and aggressive driving, and 491 tickets for distracted driving.
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SGI reminds motorists that all impaired driving offenses come with safe driver identification penalties and requirements to attend impaired driver education courses. Conviction can result in suspension, stiff fines and even possible imprisonment.
SGI also noted that thousands of people made good decisions and chose not to drive after drinking or using drugs.
Kudos to everyone who got a taxi, bus, rideshare, designated driving service, Operation Red Nose, or a ride home from a sober friend or family member, SGI said. “The holidays may be over, but finding a safe ride is something drivers should be doing year-round. Impaired driving offenses come with a wide range of penalties that can wreck your budget, but an impaired driving Confrontation can destroy much more than this.
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