Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has applauded the government of the province for introducing amendments to the Traffic Safety Act, 2021.
The amendments to the law will allow the police to immediately suspend driver’s licenses and impound vehicles, should the driver in question be charged with stunting, racing, or excessive speeding.
SGI showed its full support for the changes in a release.
“This is the first step in strengthening the penalties for stunting and racing in Saskatchewan; our government also intends to increase the fines for these offences once the amendment has passed,” said Minister Responsible for SGI Don Morgan in a statement.
Morgan also noted that the amendments to the law better define what constitutes racing and stunting, which allows police to more easily enforce those offenses and discourage reckless behavior.
The amendments to the TSA include clarification to rules related to road and speed signs in cities, as well as clarification on how suspended drivers can legally drive to take part in SGI-mandated driver evaluations under approved supervision.