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SGI is considering penalties for drivers as stats show between 60-65 per cent of vehicles stolen in Saskatoon have the keys left inside.

Police chief, SGI consider penalty for keys left in cars

By 650 CKOM June 22, 2017 - 4:34pm Updated: June 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

Should drivers be penalized for leaving their keys inside their vehicles?

It's a question some are starting to ask after a fatal crash involving a stolen vehicle Monday...

The SGI ad features real people from Saskatchewan who were killed in an impaired driving related crash.

SGI ad uses photos of Sask. victims to target drunk drivers

By Sarah Mills May 11, 2017 - 4:34pm Updated: May 12, 2017 - 7:00am

The sound of sobbing echoed through the legislature as SGI played its 2017 impaired driving campaign ad for the first time on Thursday.

Members of the government's...

SGI says collisions and deaths caused by speeding have declined in Saskatchewan over the last 10 years.

SGI says speed-related deaths, crashes down

By 650 CKOM May 11, 2017 - 9:49am Updated: May 11, 2017 - 10:00am

In a week that has highlighted some heavy-footed tendencies among Saskatoon drivers, SGI says there has been progress in the fight to curb speeding.   A 16-year-old boy was...

Police in Saskatchewan issued 523 tickets for distracted driving, including 441 for use of a cellphone, in March 2017.

Distracted driving tickets up, highest in Sask. since 2014

By 980 CJME April 25, 2017 - 11:00am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 11:00am

It seems people in Saskatchewan just aren’t getting the message to put down the cellphone while they’re behind the wheel.

Last month, police in Saskatchewan issued the...

Rescue technicians from Warman on scene after a pickup truck fell through the ice at the Clarkboro ferry crossing on March 26, 2017.

Thin ice: Sask. drivers warned after truck falls into river

By 650 CKOM March 27, 2017 - 12:13pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 4:18pm

People are being warned about driving over ice after a truck fell through at a popular crossing north of Saskatoon.  

Warman Fire Rescue got a call around 7:30 a.m....

On Jan. 3, 2016 the Van de Vorst family (left to right Kamryn, 5, Miguire, 2, Chanda and Jordan) was killed by a drunk driver near Saskatoon.

One year later: what's changed since a drunk driver killed the Van de Vorst family

By 650 CKOM January 3, 2017 - 6:57pm Updated: January 4, 2017 - 6:23am

It's a somber anniversary for a Saskatoon family that lost four members in a drunk driving crash one year ago.

Parents Jordan and Chandra Van de Vorst and their two...

No driver allowed to use hand held cell phone while driving.

SGI aims to diminish distracted driving

By Jessika Guse December 30, 2016 - 8:42pm Updated: December 30, 2016 - 8:45pm

A new distracted driving law will take effect Sunday at 12:01 a.m.   The wording of the new legislation now includes holding, viewing, using or manipulating a cell phone while...

Many of the changes will be implemented on Jan. 1, with a few fees being implemented at some point in 2017.

UPDATE: New year, new fees: SGI hiking prices in 2017

By Sarah Mills December 20, 2016 - 11:00am Updated: December 20, 2016 - 3:32pm

Expect to pay more for SGI services in 2017.

The Crown corporation announced an increase in prices “to better reflect the costs of delivering services”, according to a...

An RCMP constable (back) shows Joe Hargrave, minister responsible for SGI, how automated license plate readers work.

Sask. police use new technology to find unregistered vehicles, suspended drivers

By Lauren Golosky November 30, 2016 - 12:08pm Updated: November 30, 2016 - 12:11pm

In an average day, RCMP Sgt. Al Hofland estimates a police officer can scan 80 license plates a day.

An automated license plate reader (ALPR) can scan 120 license plates...

SGI reports there were 335 offences related to impaired driving in total during the month of October.

More than 330 drunk drivers stopped by police in Sask. in October

By 980 CJME November 21, 2016 - 11:39am Updated: November 21, 2016 - 11:39am

Police stopped more than 330 drunk drivers during SGI and law enforcement’s province-wide focus on drunk driving in October.

SGI reports there were 335 offences related...

Photo of a white-tailed deer.

Collisions with wildlife up in Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME October 13, 2016 - 9:50pm Updated: October 13, 2016 - 9:50pm

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF), along with SGI, is encouraging drivers to be careful when traveling on the province's roads and highways.

There has been a...


Harsher penalties coming for Sask. speeders, those responsible for crashes

By 980 CJME September 6, 2016 - 2:38pm Updated: September 7, 2016 - 8:05am

SGI's Safe Driver Recognition program is changing in just over a month.

Starting Oct. 12, a speeding conviction will now come with a harsher penalty. Drivers will lose...