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Registration & Insurance

All cars that are normally driven in Saskatchewan need to be registered here. To register a car in Saskatchewan you must be the owner of the car. You can show you are the owner with a Bill of Sale. The Bill of Sale must include:

You can also register a car that you lease. In this case you will need the lease agreement.

Once you have registered your car you will be given a licence plate that you must securely attach to the rear of your car. It must always be visible. This means that it cannot be covered or be so dirty that the numbers cannot be seen.

When you register your car you are also buying basic insurance. This insurance covers damage to your car. It also covers injuries to people from a car crash you caused and any damage your car causes to another car, person or property. If you are in a car crash that is your fault, you will have to pay a deductible. You must pay this set amount before the insurance will cover the rest of the cost for repairs and other damages.

Registration and basic insurance costs vary. How much you pay is based on the type of car. Your age, sex or where you live are not factors in determining how much you will pay. You can use Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s rate calculator to find out how much it will cost per year to register your vehicle. You can also purchase extra insurance for added protection. You can pay the full cost when you register your car for the year or set up monthly payments. You can also register your car for less than one year.

Safe Driver Program

Drivers who have a good safety rating get a discount on their car insurance. You earn safety points for having a good driving record. You get a safety point for every year that you drive without causing an accident or getting a traffic ticket. You lose points if you cause an accident or are convicted of certain traffic offences, like speeding. If you lose enough points you have to pay a penalty.

Accidents

If you are in a car crash that is your fault you will have to pay the deductible. SGI will decide who was at-fault for the accident.

If you are in an accident:

Published on October 21, 2016.

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