Saskatchewan RCMP busy Canada Day long weekend

Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan officers were out this long weekend, targeting unsafe behaviour like speeding, aggressive driving, impaired driving, distracting driving and improper seat belt use.

Between June 30 at 5 p.m. and July 3 at 11:59 p.m., CTSS officers:

• removed 14 impaired drivers from the road (two were charged with impaired driving under the Criminal Code and 12 were issued driver’s license suspensions for having a blood alcohol content between .04 to .08 or drug impairment).

• issued 795 tickets. These included:

◦ 404 speeding tickets;

◦ 40 cellphone use tickets;

◦ 29 seatbelt infraction tickets; and

◦ 45 tickets for invalid registration (35 for vehicles and 10 for trailers).

• issued 42 vehicle defect inspection notices.

• gave out 704 warnings.