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Sep 26, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Police on the lookout for drivers without seatbelts

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Police across Ontario are participating in a seatbelt campaign from now until Oct. 6.

During that time, police have increased their visibility to ensure drivers are wearing their seatbelts and children are properly restrained.

“This past summer my officers have investigated a number of very serious crashes where seatbelts and the proper use of car seats have spared lives,” says Perth County OPP Sgt. Joel Skelding. “A rollover collision on July 31 comes to mind, where a two- and four-year-old walked away relatively unscathed thanks to their mother adhering to the child car seat requirements.”

According to police, 20 per cent of all fatalities this year on OPP patrolled roads are as a result of individuals not wearing or improperly wearing their vehicle restraints.

Driving without a seatbelt draws a fine of $200 and two demerit points.

My officers are on the lookout for seatbelt violations throughout the year,” says Skelding, “but they will place an even greater emphasis on those drivers who still don’t get the seatbelt message.”

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