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Bill to put the brakes on drivers who speed, stunt or race

Changes to the Traffic Safety Act were introduced Wednesday in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly allowing police to immediately suspend driver’s licences and impound vehicles if a driver is charged with stunting, racing, or excessive speeding.

Minister Responsible for SGI Don Morgan said this is the first step in strengthening the penalties for stunting and racing in the province.

“By better defining what constitutes racing and stunting, police can more easily enforce these offences, and put a stop to these dangerous behaviours.”

Other notable changes to the Traffic Safety Amendment Act, 2021, include:

  • Clarifying rules around road and speed signs in municipalities
  • Clarifying that suspended drivers can legally drive to take part in SGI-mandated driver evaluations under approved supervision.

The legislation is expected to be passed in the Spring sitting.

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