In 2021, one-third of the vehicle occupant deaths on Saskatchewan roads involved a person who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. In providing that statistic SGI notes about 95 per cent of people do buckle up, and the people who don’t are more likely to be killed in a collision. Also, hundreds of people every month in Saskatchewan still receive tickets for not wearing seatbelts.
The provincial insurer is putting the seat belt law in its January spotlight reminder.
SGI says if wearing a seatbelt is part of your everyday driving routine, good for you. As well the crown corporation advises securing other items in the car as these can become projectiles in a collision. Things like a pair of skates, a travel mug or your kid’s tablet.