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RCMP South West Regional Traffic Services – increased police presence in Swift Current with focus on road safety

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As part of their commitment to traffic safety, RCMP South West Regional Traffic Services will be hosting a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) campaign on June 14 and 15 in the Swift Current area.


STEP is a multi-agency task force focused on strategies to improve traffic safety in the Province of Saskatchewan.  Members include: RCMP Traffic Services from across the province; Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI); SK municipal police agencies; SK Highways and Infrastructure (Highway Transport Patrol); SK Justice; Ministry of Finance and Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Police Services.
A two-day initiative will consist of a large-scale enforcement campaign that will take place in varied locations in and around the City of Swift Current, including Highways 1 and 4.  Officers will set up in various locations to identify traffic violations and take enforcement action.  Some targeted offences include excessive speed, occupant restraints, cellular phone use, unlicensed drivers and commercial vehicle enforcement.  As usual, criminal offences such as impaired driving will be high on the list of enforcement.
“The opportunity for a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program in Swift Current this June will be an opportunity for "F" Division Traffic Services to partner with our various partner agencies to work towards making the roadways in Saskatchewan safer for Saskatchewan residents,” said Superintendent Grant St. Germaine, Officer-in-Charge – Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic Services. “This is a great example where a number of partners are able to come together for a common goal and target areas that are of a safety concern for road users in Saskatchewan.” 
Also present at each of the locations will be child restraint technicians to assist the general public and answer any questions such as if your child is in the proper type of restraint, has it been properly installed, or is the restraint expired.
 

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