Last week, Regina Police Service traffic officers, along with municipal and RCMP members across Saskatchewan, participated in Operation Crossroads. The traffic safety blitz was the latest in monthly initiatives by police in partnership with SGI.
While the majority of the enforcement activity occurred on Wednesday and Thursday, August 22nd and 23rd, the Regina Police Service allocated resources to the blitz from Wednesday to Saturday, with particular emphasis on Friday and Saturday. As a result, there were 300 tickets written by police in Regina over the four days. Notable results include: 40 cell phone tickets, 70 seatbelt tickets, 75 speeding tickets and 22 tickets for improperly tinted windows. There were also numerous tickets for other intersection infractions as well as some tickets for no operator’s license and unregistered vehicles. In addition, there were four Criminal Code arrests, eight impounded vehicles and four seized vehicles.
The Regina Police Service commends drivers who operate their vehicles in a safe manner. With the start of school only days away, police urge motorists to obey the rules of the road and drive with everyone’s safety in mind.