Results from May’s traffic safety focus show more drivers need to drive sober and slow down.
During the month, police reported 324 impaired-driving related offences, including 280 Criminal Code charges and 44 roadside suspensions.
SGI’s Tyler McMurchy says drivers need to keep in mind the consequences that come with new legislation introduced this year.
“Consequences for experienced drivers start at .04 BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) so you are looking at an immediate 3-day roadside suspension, an immediate 3-day vehicle impoundment, you will have to take an impaired driving education program,” he said.
“These all cost money – the vehicle impoundment alone will cost you $250 to $300 dollars.”
McMurchy says rules for new drivers or any drivers under the age of 21 are more strict as there is zero tolerance for any drugs or alcohol while driving.
SGI reminds drivers that impaired driving remains the leading cause of traffic fatalities on Saskatchewan roads.