REGINA, Sask. — Saskatchewan’s Highways and Transportation department has made its Highway Hotline more readily available to cell phone users, who can now dial *ROAD to access the service.
“Cellular telephone use is increasingly becoming an integral part of our lives,” Highways and Transportation Minister Mark Wartman said. “Enabling cellular users to access the Highway Hotline allows drivers to check ahead for road conditions and may help save lives.”
Last year, Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation says more than 513,000 calls and Web site hits were racked up by the service, which provides information about road conditions and possible delays.
“While this service will be a convenience for drivers in Saskatchewan, we want to strongly encourage drivers to pull over and stop their vehicle before making any cellular calls,” Wartman said. “Safety is our number one priority on Saskatchewan highways and driver distractions are a primary cause of accidents.”
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