Regina police are hoping their latest traffic enforcement blitz will drive home their message about traffic safety.
The Regina Police Service brought in around 30 extra police and RCMP officers from municipalities across Saskatchewan to host the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP).
Seven different traffic stops are located around the city to watch for drivers who are speeding, using their cell phone and/or not wearing their seatbelt. Officers will also conduct inspections of commercial vehicles and child car seats.
Sgt. Ian Barr is helping out with STEP and said they’re also using an automatic license plate reader to do more than just enforce safety on the road.
“(The automatic license plate reader) will notify us if the resgistered owner of that vehicle is suspended, or if the plates are expired or if there’s a warrant out for their arrest,” listed Sgt. Barr. “It’s just a widespread net to just make sure our roads are safe.”
Barr added that they are also patrolling school zones and keeping a special eye out for impaired drivers.
The two-day initiative ends Wednesday.