Yield for pedestrians, respect the crosswalk, and wear your helmet
Police issued 12 tickets during April’s traffic safety focus on pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
- Seven tickets for drivers failing to yield or stop for pedestrians, or passing a vehicle that is stopped for a pedestrian.
- Four tickets for pedestrians disobeying crosswalk signals, or walking into the path of a vehicle.
- 1 ticket for a motorcyclist failing to wear a helmet.
In addition, police reported 5,025 speeding/aggressive driving offences, 294 impaired driving-related offences, 320 distracted driving offences (251 of those for cellphone use) and 295 seatbelt/car seat/booster seat violations in April1.
With temperatures rising, more people will be taking advantage of the warm weather. Motorists should remember to #LookOut for those who are out walking and riding. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are reminded to stay alert and walk, bike, and ride with caution. They are also reminded to obey the rules of the road, and not take their right of way for granted.
View more information on vulnerable road users, including tips for sharing the road and guidelines around required gear for new motorcyclists.
And remember to #DriveSober, Saskatchewan! Police remain focused on impaired driving throughout May. Watch SGI’s new impaired driving prevention commercial and read about the 12 real Saskatchewan people it features at sgi.sk.ca/disappear.
Follow SGI on Facebook and Twitter for safety tips to #TakeCareOutThere.