It was a busy Friday for members of the Combined Traffic Services Section from across southeast Saskatchewan. Officers from the Weyburn Police Service, as well as the Weyburn, Estevan and Carlyle RCMP detachments, were in the Weyburn area conducting a blitz focussing on intersection enforcement.
The officers were looking out for drivers at controlled intersections around the city who were breaking rules such as not wearing seatbelts, holding a cell phone, and those who failed to come to a complete stop at an intersection.
In all, nine drivers were stopped and either issued a ticket or a warning for disobeying a stop sign or red light. Tickets were also issued for driving without registration, failing to move to the right for an emergency vehicle, and driving with tinted headlights, among others.
Police also made two breath sample demands. The drivers passed the check, and were allowed to carry on.
The RCMP is reminding motorists slowing down at an intersection isn’t enough. Failing to come to a complete stop when there is a stop sign or red light can result in a $230 fine, as well as the loss of points on a driver’s license.
A solid or flashing red light means to come to a complete stop before proceeding, while a green light doesn’t just mean go, but rather proceed when safe to do so.