A selective traffic enforcement project, or STEP, is underway in Weyburn today. The event has officers from police forces across the province working with the Weyburn Police Service. The increased police presence will be watching for various traffic infractions and ensuring the vehicles on the road are roadworthy. 

Police Chief Jamie Blunden explained during a project like this, that leniency isn’t always a given. 

“With that many officers in town, sometimes the balancing act between the community engagement and traffic enforcement is sort of blurred,” explained the chief. This means the likelihood of a warning being issued as opposed to a ticket is lower than what many would expect.  

“Everybody should at all times drive safely and have working conditions car,” added Blunden. “We also know that when things get stepped up with the STEP program, there’s a lot less leniency when it comes down to enforcement.”