STEP nabs 249 drivers

STEP nabbed 249 drivers during enforcement in Prince Albert last week (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

A targeted enforcement initiative held in Prince Albert last week caught 349 people for driving violations.

The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) blitz was held last Thursday and Friday. A total of 249 tickets and 100 warnings were issued.

That included:
135 speeding tickets
24 cell phone tickets
49 seatbelt tickets
22 vehicle equipment regulations tickets (vehicle didn’t meet standards)
10 unregistered vehicle tickets
five no license tickets

The two-day initiative took place in several locations in the Prince Albert area, with participation from the Prince Albert Police Service Traffic Unit alongside provincial partners.

S.T.E.P is a multi-agency task force working to improve traffic safety in the province. It includes representatives from police services from across Saskatchewan, along with SGI and the provincial ministries of Justice, Finance and Highways and Infrastructure (Highway Transport Patrol).