Thirty-two people were ticketed for using their cellphones to take pictures or videos of a three-truck crash that claimed the life of a truck driver on Wednesday.
Saskatoon police issued 32, $580 distracted-driving tickets to the offenders.
We’re hearing from officers at the scene of the collision involving 3 semis that motorists are driving by & using their cell phones to take pictures/video.— Saskatoon Police (@SaskatoonPolice) October 21, 2020
Please note that this is illegal and officers may be following up with tickets. #SPSTraffic #yxetraffic
The distracted drivers weren’t ticketed at the scene — instead, police took down the driver’s license plate numbers and are mailing out the tickets.
The 3-truck crash occurred at the intersection of Circle Drive and College Drive in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on Wednesday at 9:20 am. The crash claimed the life of a 51-year-old truck driver. Another truck driver was taken to a hospital with minor inures. The third truck driver was not injured.
30+ tickets have been issued to drivers who used their cell phones to take pictures/videos of yesterday’s fatal collision on Circle Dr.— Saskatoon Police (@SaskatoonPolice) October 22, 2020
The penalty? $580
🚫 Remember: It’s illegal to use your cell phone while behind the wheel. Put it down & focus on driving safely.