October 15th - 21st is National Teen Driver Safety Week.

Saskatchewan Government Insurance is encouraging safe driving of teens with a special program in association with Police services around the Province.

"During National Teen Driver Safety Week, which is October 15th - 21st, Police will be rewarding teens demonstrating safe driving habits with positive tickets, so this is the kind of ticket you actually want to get," explained Tyler McMurchy, Manager of Media Relations, SGI.

McMurchy added that the Teens who are observed by police doing safe driving behaviours like driving distraction free, buckling up, obeying posted speed limits or driving sober will receive a positive ticket, a travel mug and also be encouraged to enter a social media contest which SGI is doing, to be entered into a draw for a $250 prepaid Visa card.

The competition #GetHomeSafeSK involves liking, sharing and tagging two friends on the SGI's Teen Driver Safety Week posts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Drivers aged 15-19 are able to take part in the competition, in Saskatchewan.

"It is very important, that when you are entering the contest via social media that you are not be driving at the time."

Drivers in the graduated driver program, have stricter rules than experienced drivers.

"Anyone who is in the graduated drivers licensing program is not allowed to use, hold, manipulate or view a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle, and they are not allowed to use it hands-free, mounted on the dash or visor, unlike experienced drivers." 

"Teen Drivers, unfortunately, are over-represented when it comes to collisions, collisions causing injury and collisions causing fatalities in Saskatchewan. They represent about 7 percent of the drivers on the roads in Saskatchewan but they're involved in 13 percent of collisions, 18 percent of injury collisions and 15 percent of fatal collisions in Saskatchewan," said McMurchy.


Positive ticket sample, courtesy of SGI

More Local News

EPS Deal With Multiple Calls Last Night

The Estevan Police Service had another steady night last night with issues ranging from assault to theft there was no shortage of work for the boys in blue. Sgt. Tyler McMillan gave us some of the…

The EPS Make One Arrest for Assault Last Night

The Estevan Police Service was busy making the rounds last night, The intense hockey game kept most peoples attention for the night however there were a few incidents of note. Sgt.Tyler McMillan.…

Saskatchewan's Population On The Rise

The population in Saskatchewan is on the rise and has been since at least 2007. The population grew by 11,459 people in 2018 to 1,168,423 according to new figures released by Statistics Canada. The…

100 Kids Who Care Growing In Popularity

100 Kids Who Care are stronger together and the children are making a big impact right here in our community. Brooke Spagrud with how the last meeting went, "We had 39 to 40 kids, but one thing we…

Southeast College Holding Speed Networking Event For Students And Business Leaders

The Southeast College is trying something new and holding a speed networking event here in the energy city. It's being billed as an opportunity to meet with local business leaders and work on their…

Rafferty Rumble Gearing Up For Exciting Summer

The Rafferty Rumble is gearing up for a summer of excitement and entertainment. Josh LeBlanc Head Organizer of the Rafferty Rumble, "The Rafferty Rumble will take place from July 26th to the 28th,…

Sidhu Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

Families and friends of the Broncos, most adorned in Broncos jerseys bearing their family names, gathered once again in the makeshift courtroom at the Kerry Vickar Centre in Melfort to learn the fate…

Southeast Cornerstone School Division Underfunded Again in Provincial Budget

Reactions continuing to come in from those impacted by the 2019 Provincial Budget released yesterday. Chief Financial Officer with the Southeast Cornerstone Public School Division Shelley Toth said…

Police Broke Up Some Fights Last Night

The Estevan Police Service had their fair share of fights to break up last night. Police were called to a local business parking lot to a report of a fight between four males and a female. Police…

Roman Catholic School Division Seeks To Grow Truth And Reconciliation

The Holy Family has been committed to growing Truth and Reconciliation within their school division. Superintendent Terry Jordens, "We've been working with Truth and Reconciliation for a number of…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide