Drivers in Regina may notice a few more officers on the street today and tomorrow and they may also notice that some are wearing the uniforms of other municipal police and RCMP. The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) is a partnership between Law Enforcement agencies in Saskatchewan, as well as Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI). Through STEP, police services combine resources to take traffic enforcement and education to various Saskatchewan cities. This is the third STEP traffic blitz in Saskatchewan this year, with previous events in Prince Albert & Yorkton. Regina’s STEP blitz will run on Wednesday, September 16th and Thursday, September 17, 2015. This traffic enforcement blitz will include representatives from Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Sask. Municipal Police agencies, Sask. Highways & Infrastructure (Highway Transport Patrol), Sask. Justice, Ministry of Finance, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Police, and RCMP from across the province.
Officers and civilian staff from the above-mentioned organizations are working together to improve road safety and reduce injuries and fatalities on Saskatchewan roads. Officers, along with car seat technicians, and other crew members, as needed, will be performing traffic stop checks at various Regina locations, including near school zones and residential areas. The crews will be mainly focusing on speeding, unregistered vehicles, car seats, cell phones, and seat belt violations. Officers will also be on the look-out for other offences, such as impaired drivers.
The Regina Police Service and all of our partners involved would like to thank everyone for their co-operation this week during these traffic stops, as we work with you to make Regina a safer place.