SGI released numbers from their October Traffic Safety Spotlight.
The focus for October was on impaired driving offenses, and Saskatchewan police recorded 497 such offences.
These numbers include drivers impaired by alcohol and drugs. There were 201 criminal code charges, and 296 administrative suspensions for individuals who exceeded provincial limits but did not receive criminal charges.
There is zero tolerance in Saskatchewan for drivers impaired by drugs, and police are finding greater numbers of drug-impaired driving.
Consequences of driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol include having driving licenses suspended, vehicles being impounded, a mandatory education program, and a number of financial penalties.
Additional tickets issued in October include 763 for distracted driving, with 640 of those for cellphone use, 4,338 for speeding/aggressive driving and 281 for car seats/seatbelts.