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January is Intersection Safety Month

Often referred to as Operation Crossroads, for the entire month of January, U of S Protective Services will be targeting intersections to ensure a high level of safety. This includes obeying stop signs, pedestrian crossings and traffic right-of-way.

Last month Protective Services participated in Operation Overdrive, a project designed to keep intoxicated drivers off the road. Protective Services is proud to announce that only one driver was suspended for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Thank you for continuing to drive safely!

Protective Services and Saskatoon Police going into overdrive to catch impaired drivers

With the holiday season now underway, law enforcement across the province will be paying extra attention to impaired driving during December’s month-long traffic safety blitz, Operation Overdrive.

“We can all help make our roads safer – both by choosing not to drink and drive, and by reporting suspected impaired drivers through the RID program,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “Let’s make sure everyone makes it home safely to celebrate the season with family, friends and loved ones.”

The Report Impaired Drivers (RID) program is in force across the province. RID encourages the public to pull over and call 911 if they see a driver they suspect is impaired by drugs or alcohol.

“Think of this as the best Christmas gift you could ever give to your family,” said Chief Troy Hagen, President of the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police. “Commit to your safety, and theirs, by choosing not to drink and drive. And when you report a suspected impaired driver through RID, you’re paying that gift of safety forward.”

From Dec. 1, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013, one person was killed and 46 others were injured in 111 impaired driving collisions in Saskatchewan.*

SGI and its law enforcement partners would also like to remind motorists to always plan a safe ride home: choose a designated driver, call a cab, take the bus, use a designated driving service, or call Operation Red Nose if applicable. With so many options to get home safely, there’s simply no excuse to drink and drive.

During the month-long Operation Overdrive blitz in December 2012, police checked more than 8,600 vehicles and issued more than 2,400 tickets, including 217 for impaired driving.

Operation Overdrive Targets Impaired Drivers

May 6th, 2013 from SGI
Law enforcement across the province, including U of S Campus Safety, are taking part in a traffic safety blitz targeting impaired driving this week.
Operation Overdrive, taking place May 8 and 9 province-wide, will see police going into overdrive to apprehend drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol. As the number one contributing factor to fatal collisions, impaired driving is a serious traffic safety issue in Saskatchewan.
“With so many options available to get home safely, there’s simply no excuse to risk killing yourself or another innocent road user by driving impaired,“ said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “Plan a safe ride home. Choose a designated driver, call a designated driving service, call a cab, take the bus or use SGI’s free Safe Ride App.”
Last year in Saskatchewan, impaired driving contributed to nearly 1,300 collisions, resulting in 59 deaths and more than 700 injuries1.
“People who drink and drive aren’t just choosing for themselves; their decisions and actions can take someone else’s life or change it forever,” said Chief Troy Hagen, President of the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police. “With our partners, we will continue diligent enforcement of the laws, but true progress comes with changing attitude toward drinking and driving and making this recklessness forever unacceptable.”
Operation Overdrive will be held in conjunction with a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) event occurring in Weyburn, resulting in a concentrated effort in that area.
During the Operation Overdrive blitz last May, law enforcement issued more than 1,300 tickets, including 50 impaired driving charges.
Now that spring is finally here, motorists are reminded there will be more vehicles on the road, including bicycles, motorcycles and campers, so please take extra care, drive safely and never drink and drive.

Arrest Solves Two Recent Campus Incidents

U of S faculty, staff and students,  
The Saskatoon Police Service has informed us a 22 year old male was scheduled to appear in Provincial Court this morning charged in connection with a robbery with violence which occurred this month.  
At approximately 12:00 p.m., May 10, 2012, a female was jogging on the MVA trail toward the train bridge on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River.  She was grabbed from behind by a male who threatened to physically harm her.  The suspect robbed the woman of her iPod and fled the scene.  She was not physically harmed.   
The male is also facing charges in connection with a second incident, a sexual assault which occurred on May 23, 2012 on the University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon campus.  He will also be appearing in Provincial Court on those charges. 
 
Ivan Muzychka
Associate Vice-President, Communications    
For more information, contact:
Campus Safety at 966-4506
Sent to faculty, staff and students by University Communications / LZC

Celebration of Retirement

Please join the Department of Campus Safety as we celebrate the retirement of Bob Ferguson Thursday, May 24, 2012 3:00 to 6:00 pm with a short presentation at 4:00.
Exeter Room – Marquis Hall – Kindly RSVP to Christine at 4508 or christine.mcgunigal@usask.ca

Keeping the peace at the big games

“Officer safety is my number one concern,” says Dave Prout, staff sergeant for the U of S Campus Safety Department. “With only a handful of special constables monitoring several thousand fans, situations like this can be very challenging.”
Prout is referring to Campus Safety’s role in policing Griffiths Stadium during Husky football home games. “We bring in extra staff just for these events so we can be present at the stadium and still maintain a full complement of on campus peace officers to take care of the day-to-day duties on campus.”

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Speeding

Speeding has been a factor in about 25% of deaths from vehicle crashes.
The faster a vehicle is moving, the less time the driver has to react to a situation, more time and distance are required to stop and the vehicle is harder to control. In an emergency situation, those few extra seconds can mean the difference between life and death.
Speed of impact is critical for pedestrians, the most vulnerable road users.

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