Nearly 450 in Sask. fined for not wearing a seatbelt in January

The Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) said 447 tickets were issued statewide for improper use of seat belts and child restraints as part of its latest traffic safety spotlight for January.

In total, 380 tickets were given out to drivers not wearing seatbelts.

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According to a SGI news release, 47 passengers were ticketed for not wearing seatbelts and 20 were ticketed for carrying children in vehicles that were not properly restrained with boosters or child restraints. It was distributed.

SGI said the 447 seat belt and child seat tickets totaled $78,225 in fines.

According to SGI, 20 people will die in 2021 while not wearing seat belts, and people without seat belts will make up one-third of the drivers or passengers who die in car crashes. occupies

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Also, 609 distracted driving tickets were issued, 4,109 for speeding and aggressive driving, and 369 for license violations, 214 of which resulted in criminal charges.

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