SGI Traffic Safety Focus for October is on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is once again SGI’s traffic safety focus for October.

The insurance company’s Tyler McMurchy says the catchphrase for the initiative is “may I have your attention please”.

Even though the numbers of people getting ticketed are trending down, McMurchy says it’s still a a major road safety concern.

Last year, distracted driving contributed to 16 deaths and more than 4,500 collisions in Saskatchewan.

Distracted driving results in a $580 ticket and four demerit points for a first offence; penalties increase in severity for repeat offences.

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