The Saskatoon Police Service has wrapped up the first of two spring streetsweep operations.
From May 5th through 9th, 616 vehicles were stopped for roadside inspections. As a result, 1223 warning tickets were issued, and 1064 vehicle equipment tickets were handed out. Officers also laid 735 charges - 469 of those were for speeding.
Streetsweep is a joint operation involving Saskatoon Police, RCMP, Saskatchewan Highway Transport Patrol and the CN Police. The inspections focus on the safety and fitness of all types of vehicles from motorcycles to power units and trailers. At the same time, Police continued focus on the enforcement of speed limits and seat belt use.