The shortest month of the year was a busy one for police forces in Saskatchewan.
Another 67 roadside administrative suspensions were handed out during the month.
The crackdown was part of SGI’s traffic safety spotlight that focused on impaired drivers.
SGI said impaired driving remains the leading cause of death on Saskatchewan roads and is 100 per cent preventable.
A secondary focus during the month was licensing and registration.
Police caught 409 suspended or disqualified drivers and issued 459 tickets for an unregistered vehicle.
SGI said causing a collision without proper insurance coverage could leave the driver personally responsible for thousands of dollars in damage.
Driving while suspended also results in an automatic court summons and could result in a vehicle being immediately impounded.
Also during the month, police issued 4,917 tickets for speeding or aggressive driving, 402 tickets for improper use, or no use, of seatbelts and child restraints, and 664 distracted driving tickets.
Police are focusing on distracted and drowsy driving during March’s SGI traffic safety spotlight.