It’s been a busy first half of the year for Saskatchewan’s Combined Traffic Services officers keeping tabs on the province’s crossroads. Since the beginning of the year, the RCMP reports that Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) has issued 1816 tickets to drivers in Saskatchewan for violations at intersections. 

Here are some of the most common violations CTSS officers have observed and ticketed individuals for: 

  • Disobey stop sign: 1289 charges 

  • Fail to stop at an intersection displaying a red light: 208 charges 

  • Make a U-turn at an intersection controlled by traffic lights: 99 charges 

  • Fail to drive cautiously through an intersection displaying an amber light: 37 charges 

  • Fail to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn: 29 charges 

  • Proceed from a stop before safe to do so: 24 charges 

To encourage safe drive and reduce the potential for collisions and injuries, the CTSS reminds motorists to:  

  • Drop those rolling stops: make a full stop at red lights and stop signs, even when turning right; 

  • Use the Right of Way rule at four-way stops – always yield to the vehicle on your right; 

  • Give the right signal: indicate when you are going to make a turn and ensure it’s safe before you do so; 

  • Yellow doesn’t mean speed up: if a traffic light is yellow, slow down and prepare to stop; and 

  • Be prepared for the unexpected: always be on the look out for other vehicles, pedestrians, changing lights, slippery roads and other road hazards. 

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