A joint Traffic Safety enforcement action took place over the Labour Day weekend on the #1 highway near Moosomin
resulting in multiple charges laid.
Several detachments from across the province as well as RCMP Divisional Traffic Services members participated in the enforcement action.
Also assisting during the two-day enforcement was personnel from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways.
Four impaired drivers were charged in relation to this event along with three 24-hour suspensions handed out. Three criminal code investigations charged were laid for several cartons of un-stamped tobacco seized, seizure of four stolen hand guns and break and enter suspects identified in a Manitoba break-in. Five vehicles were also seized.
The following Summary Offence Tickets were issued for the following offences: speeding – 2; speeding past emergency vehicles – 2; fail to stop at a stop sign – 1; unregistered vehicle – 4; unregistered trailer – 1; using electronic equipment while driving – 1; tinted windows – 5; not wearing a helmet – 1; not wearing a seatbelt – 4; livestock act – 2; no drivers license – 10; administration suspension – 1; and alcohol gaming regulation act – 2;
There was also a ticket issued for having a smoked cover over a rear licence plate.
By focusing on non-compliant motorists in the areas of impairment, speed, failing to stop for stop signs, unlicenced drivers, unregistered vehicles, improper seat belt use and mechanical fitness of vehicles, the RCMP and SGI hope to make roadways safer for all travelers.
This entire operation was a joint effort between the RCMP and SGI who share the same goal of creating safer highways.
Over twenty members were dedicated to this one operation over the two days