The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) in North Battleford, which was hosted by Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic Services, concluded after two very busy days.
Other police and municipal agencies from across the province also participated and conducted education/enforcement initiatives in various locations in the city of North Battleford between July 23 and 24. Those initiatives were focused mainly on priorities such as impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and occupant restraints.
As a result of these two road safety initiatives, officers issued the following:
·300 tickets were issued in total, primarily under Traffic Safety Act and Vehicle Equipment Regulations;
·152 tickets were issued for speeding under the Traffic Safety Act;
·55 tickets were issued for failing to stop at a stop sign or traffic light under the Traffic Safety Act;
·19 tickets were issued for seatbelt related violations under the Traffic Safety Act; and
·11 tickets were issued for cell phone violations under the Traffic Safety Act.
Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic Services will continue to work diligently to make our roads and communities safe. We need the public’s help to achieve this goal and we thank the public for their support and cooperation. We encourage anyone who witnesses impaired driving or aggressive driving to report it to their local RCMP detachment or calling 911.
The RCMP would also like to acknowledge SGI for their partnership during this initiative.