Friday, 16 June 2017 16:38

Selective Traffic Enforcement Program was a busy one in Swift Current

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On June 14 and 15, RCMP South West Regional Traffic Services hosted a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) campaign in the City of Swift Current and surrounding highways. 


During the two day period, more than 50 police and peace officers from various municipal and provincial enforcement agencies targeted various traffic safety violations.  Over a total of seven hours, 222 contacts were made with 245 enforcement actions being initiated which included:
Traffic Safety Act – 129 charges
-       44 excessive speeds
-       40 seatbelts
-       14 unregistered vehicles
-       6 use of a cell phone while operating a vehicle
-       16 intersection-related offences
-       9 other various offences
Vehicle Equipment Regulations – 23 charges
Other enforcement actions included:
-          72 Written Warnings
-          12 Inspection Tickets
-          50 Commercial Vehicle Defects
-          10 commercial vehicles placed ‘Out-of-Service’
-          72 child restraints (car seat / booster seat) checked, with six new car seats being installed
Our safety partnerships play an important role in providing traffic safety throughout the year in all communities throughout Saskatchewan.  As we enter the summer vacation time of year, the RCMP, municipal and provincial enforcement agencies as well as SGI remind you that there will be an increase in usage on our highways over the next two months.  We all play a part in ensuring safe roadways in Saskatchewan and ask all road users to be safe and mindful while travelling to and from your summer vacation destination.

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