A two-day traffic enforcement blitz wrapped up Wednesday in Regina with 231 tickets handed out for various offences.
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) on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Seven different traffic stops were set up around the city to watch for drivers who were speeding, using their cell phone and/or not wearing their seatbelt. Officers also conducted inspections of commercial vehicles and child car seats.
Police also used an automatic license plate reader to see if drivers had a suspended license or if a vehicles plates were expired. The reader was also used to see if a driver had any outstanding warrants for their arrest.
Police handed out 231 tickets which included 19 tickets for a suspended or invalid license and 35 tickets for cell phone violations.
Ticket break down
Drug Recognition Evaluations/Standard Field Sobriety Tests: 1
Dangerous Drive/Evade Police: 1
Vehicle Equipment Regulations: 9
Arrests on Warrants: 5
Impounded Vehicles: 15
Written Warnings: 48
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
Vehicle Inspections: 42
Vehicles Taken Out of Service: 22
Child Seat Technicians
Child Safety Seat Inspections: 135
Car Seats Given Away: 11