Driving under the influence hit a record high in Saskatchewan this year, with the RCMP and local police stopping 497 disabled drivers in July.
This is slightly more than the 482 disabled drivers stopped in June and well above the 328 disabled drivers detected in May.
Of these 497 disabled drivers, 292 were charged with criminal offenses.
“Although not the highest ever, this is the most disabling driving violation in a month so far this year,” reads an SGI press release. “Summer is all about having fun. The best way to keep the fun going is to drive home in a safe car.”
SGI also reported 581 distracted driving violations in July, 454 of which involved drivers using mobile devices while driving. In Saskatchewan, about 1 in 5 car accident injuries are caused by distracted driving, according to SGI. He’s also one of the leading causes of road deaths in Saskatchewan.
Officers also handed out 5,411 tickets for speeding or aggressive driving in July and 375 tickets for not wearing a seatbelt or improperly restraining a child.
As harvest began, SGI reminded drivers to look out for any slow-moving farm equipment on the road.
Sask. Record monthly high for disabled drivers in 2022
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