A recent and horrific bus crash in Humboldt has people wondering why so m any people die on Saskatchewan’s roads. On the search for causes, news reporters are digging into Transport Canada’s statistics and revealing some distressing numbers: Saskatchewan road fatalities are the highest in … [Read more...] about What’s Really Causing Saskatechewan’s High Road Death Rate?
Sometimes the best saints are indeed reformed sinners. In particular, the best advocates for sober driving are those who have been caught, punished, and have come to realize the dangers of what they did. Don McMorris, a Saskatchewan legislator who was arrested for drunk driving last August, has … [Read more...] about How to Wipe Out Drunk Driving? Ask a Legislator & Former DUI Driver.
One of the reasons that drunk driving is such a persistent crime is that it’s rarely taken seriously enough by witnesses. Too many people back down when confronted with a friend who insists he or she is “okay to drive.” There are exceptions, and they can be dramatic. Recently police in Saskatoon … [Read more...] about Would You Report Your Own Son for Drunk Driving? This Man Did.
Could 2018 finally be the year Saskatchewan drunk drivers give up the top spot for crashes and arrests in Canada? That’s what some residents are hoping after the province saw several tragic crashes and an increasing amount of Saskatchewan drunk drivers arrested for alcohol and drug … [Read more...] about Is This The Year The Number Of Saskatchewan Drunk Drivers Finally Drop?
Saskatchewan drunk drivers are on the roads in every corner of the province. With an endless network of empty highways and back roads, it's easy for someone to drink, drive, and get exactly where they need to go without seeing police or even another car along the way. That sense of isolation … [Read more...] about Saskatchewan Drunk Drivers Start Younger Than You Think
Saskatchewan General Insurance, also known as SGI, has been on a campaign to end impaired driving in the province. They’ve tried to fight Saskatchewan drunk driving by asking residents to be each other’s wingman, they’ve created web spots that show how impaired driving tears families apart, and … [Read more...] about SGI Aims To Stop Saskatchewan Drunk Driving With Simple Message
When your province has a severe drunk driving problem, you make changes. That’s why lawmakers changed impaired driving laws in Saskatchewan. Although it’s only been a few months since the most recent changes, the province is starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Recently released data … [Read more...] about Regina Is Seeing Changes Thanks To Impaired Driving Laws In Saskatchewan
No one should question whether or not it’s dangerous to drink and drive. It is, but it’s even more dangerous to drink and drive with your children in the vehicle. Unfortunately there seems to be more and more Saskatchewan drunk drivers who drive drunk with their kids along, and that’s prompting the … [Read more...] about Take Note Saskatchewan Drunk Drivers: Leave Your Kids Home
As far as Canadian impaired driving laws are concerned, there’s one province that’s been at the top of the news almost every single month since the beginning of the year. Saskatchewan impaired driving has been a serious problem, and the province has the highest rate of impaired drivers in the entire … [Read more...] about Saskatchewan Impaired Driving Rates Keep Province In Top Spot For Canada
Lawmakers in the province of Saskatchewan have been hard at work over the past year trying to curb a serious impaired driving problem. Saskatchewan drunk driving has been so bad they’ve brought in a new .04 blood alcohol concentration (BAC), vehicle impounding, and a longer ignition interlock … [Read more...] about Would Uber Lower Saskatchewan Drunk Driving Rates?
It’s no secret that Saskatchewan has one of the worst drunk driving problems in the entire country. Saskatchewan police have seen it all, but one Saskatchewan drunk driver managed to shock a long-time police officer after he was stopped on suspicion of impaired driving early one Wednesday … [Read more...] about Four Times Over Limit, Saskatchewan Drunk Driver Drove Kids To School
Very few people in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will be able to forget about the drunk driving crash that claimed the lives of the Van de Vorst family. Parents Jordan and Chandra and their children Kamryn and Miguire were driving home on January 3rd, 2016 when Catherine McKay crashed into their vehicle … [Read more...] about Saskatoon Memorial Unveiled For Family Killed In Drunk Driving Crash
SGI is known for looking for unique ways to stop Saskatchewan drunk driving. The agency releases drunk driving public service announcements on a regular basis, and over the summer of 2017 they released a video called “Shattered Lives” and a new media campaign called “Be a good wingman.” Both have … [Read more...] about MADD Looking For Legislation, Not Ads, To Stop Saskatchewan Drunk Driving
One of the biggest challenges police and law enforcement face when stopping impaired drivers in Saskatchewan is the mentality people have about drunk driving. Saskatchewan people just don’t seem to understand that drinking any amount of alcohol and getting behind the wheel can be deadly. This is … [Read more...] about Will Being A Good Wingman Stop Impaired Drivers In Saskatchewan?
For SGI, Saskatchewan’s Crown Insurance company, the month of June was supposed to put the focus on preventing young people and motorcyclists from drinking and driving or becoming victims of drunk driving. It didn’t pan out quite as they planned, and Saskatchewan impaired driving rates are still far … [Read more...] about No End In Sight For Saskatchewan Impaired Driving
If you were someone who passed and enforced Canadian drunk driving laws, you’d probably cringe a little when Statistics Canada released their latest police-reported crime statistics. Every year they compile the statistics for the year before, and it’s eye-opening for provinces who have serious … [Read more...] about Canadian Drunk Driving Laws Are Working In Alberta
Saskatchewan has a long list of victims of impaired driving, and there’s no shortage of drunk driving stories coming out of the province every month. Because it’s such a widespread problem and there have been so many lives lost at the hands of Saskatchewan drunk drivers, the local chapter of … [Read more...] about MADD Saskatchewan Wants Victims Of Impaired Driving Memorialized
There have been a number of fatal drunk driving crashes in Saskatchewan over the past few years, and all are equally tragic due to the loss of life to something as preventable as drunk driving. Out of all of these crashes, one stands out because an entire family died after a woman made the decision … [Read more...] about SGI May Soon Be Suing A Lot Of Bars Over Drunk Driving Crashes
It’s not very often a province says it is going to crack down on drunk drivers and actually follows through on that promise in a hurry, but that’s exactly what Saskatchewan has done. After a year of tragic drunk driving crashes and escalating impaired driving offenses, lawmakers decided to toughen … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving Offenses Still On The Upswing In Saskatchewan
There are quite a few classic signs of a drunk driver. Speeding is one of them, and that's because alcohol affects your judgement so that drunk driver may not realize or care that he or she is going that fast. Swerving all over the road is another sign, and that's because alcohol affects hand/eye … [Read more...] about Driving Slowly Is Another Sign Of a Drunk Driver
Fire fighters are the first responders to car crashes, and there’s no doubt that any fire fighter on active duty would have seen their fair share of drunk driving crashes. That’s why it’s hard to believe that any fire fighter would make the choice to drink and drive. But that seems to be what … [Read more...] about No One In Saskatchewan Should Drink And Drive, Let Alone Firefighters
It’s all too easy to view a police officer as someone to fear instead of a helping hand when you’re in need. After all, these are the people who hand out speeding tickets, make arrests for drunk driving, and show up in the middle of sticky situations, so it’s easy to think that police are only there … [Read more...] about Teens Get Positive Ticketing Instead Of Lectures About Drunk Driving
If you ask a family who has lost a loved one to drunk driving, they will tell you that one of their wishes is that no other family has endure the nightmare that they’ve gone through. When someone is killed due to impaired driving, it can be even more difficult than losing someone another way, and … [Read more...] about SGI Wants You To Know That Impaired Driving Affects Everything
What do you do when you’re a lawmaker living in a province with one of the worst impaired driving records in Canada? In the case of Saskatchewan you stick with what works to stop drunk drivers, and what lawmakers are banking on are Saskatchewan ignition interlocks for all offenders. If one MLA has … [Read more...] about Saskatchewan Ignition Interlocks In All Vehicles?
Some laws change because a tragic circumstance motivated someone to stand up and make a stand, while others are the result of a problem that grows to the point where it can’t be ignored anymore. What’s happened in Saskatchewan seems to be a combination of the two, and recently Saskatchewan drunk … [Read more...] about This Is Why Saskatchewan Drunk Driving Laws Changed
If you aren’t a drunk driver you might not have noticed yet, but Saskatchewan drunk driving laws have really changed over the past six months. With an updated ignition interlock law that requires an offender to use the device for a longer period of time and penalties for anyone with a blood alcohol … [Read more...] about Here’s How To Call Someone In For Saskatchewan Drunk Driving
The province that’s always been in the headlines for having the worst drunk driving record in the entire country is now making headlines for a different reason: Saskatchewan impaired driving laws have changed to crack down on drunk drivers in the province, and they’ve adopted a law that penalizes … [Read more...] about Why Saskatchewan Impaired Driving Laws Changed To .04
Saskatchewan made headlines recently because of an impaired driver, but the crash that brought the Saskatchewan drunk driving problem to the front pages wasn't a recent one. This time a man who killed a family of four in a drunk driving crash was released from prison and sent to a healing … [Read more...] about Another Saskatchewan Drunk Driving Offender Gets Lengthy Jail Time
Everyone in Saskatchewan has heard about the Van de Vorst family, and unfortunately it’s because of the most tragic circumstances. The family of four was driving home in January 2016 when a drunk driver, Catherine McKay, ran a stop sign and crashed right into them. All four family members died, … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving In Saskatchewan Doesn’t Add Up To Much Jail Time
The jury is still out on whether the new Saskatchewan impaired driving laws will turn the province's drunk driving record around, but some cities aren’t waiting around to find out. After only a month of the new regulations, Estevan, a city in Northern Saskatchewan, is pulling out a few stops of … [Read more...] about Drunk Driving In Estevan? Police Want To Keep Your Car For Good