Motorists in Regina may have noticed a few more officers on the streets this week. 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. Regina’s STEP blitz ran on Tuesday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 20th, 2017. This traffic enforcement blitz included representatives from Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, Prince Albert Police Service, Moose Jaw Police Service, Saskatchewan Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Saskatchewan Justice, Ministry of Finance, Canadian National Police, University of Saskatchewan, and RCMP from across the province.
Officers and civilian staff from the above-mentioned organizations worked together to improve road safety, with the ultimate goal of reducing injuries and fatalities on Saskatchewan roads. Officers, along with SGI car seat technicians, and other crew members, as needed, performed traffic stop checks at various Regina locations, including near school zones and residential areas. The crews mainly focused on speeding, unregistered vehicles, car seats, illegal use of cell phones, and seat belt violations. Officers were also on the look-out for other offenses, such as impaired drivers.
The statistics for the two-day STEP blitz are as follows:
Traffic Tickets (Totals for Sept 19 and 20)
Summary Offence Tickets: 231
No Operators (Suspended Drivers/Invalid License): 19
Cell Phone Violations: 35
Drug Recognition Evaluations/Standard Field Sobriety Tests: 1
Dangerous Drive/Evade Police: 1
Vehicle Equipment Regulations: 9
Arrests on Warrants: 5
Impounded Vehicles: 15
Written Warnings: 48
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (Totals for Sept 19 and 20)
Vehicle Inspections: 42
Vehicles Taken Out of Service: 22
Child Seat Technicians (Totals for Sept 19 and 20)
Child Safety Seat Inspections: 135
Car Seats Given Away: 11
On behalf of all our partners, the Regina Police Service would like to thank motorists and residents for their patience and co-operation in keeping our community safe.