Hundreds of vehicles seized in Saskatchewan under new traffic laws

Global News

REGINA – Hundreds of vehicles have been seized and close to 900 penalties have been handed out for impaired driving since new traffic laws were enacted in Saskatchewan.

According to figures released from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), 515 people were handed roadside suspensions for impaired driving between June 27, when the new laws came into effect, and the end of July.

Along with those suspensions, 352 vehicles were seized from impaired drivers.

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While roadside suspensions are down from the 733 handed out during the same period in 2013, it is still troubling for Andrew Cartmell, CEO and president of SGI.

“There’s simply no excuse for drinking and driving when there are so many options for getting home safely,” said Cartmell in a release.

“Thanks to new vehicle seizure laws, drivers that don’t plan a safe ride home and choose to drive while impaired can now be removed from the road…

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