OPP will be conducting their Easter Long Weekend Seatbelt Campaign from April 19 to April 22, and officers hope to see all drivers and passengers safely buckled in.
A driver/passenger can be charged and face a fine between $200 to $1,000 and demerit points for seat belt infractions. Drivers are legally responsible for ensuring that passengers under the age of 16 are buckled up in a seatbelt, or an appropriate child car seat belt or booster.
If you wear a seatbelt properly, you are more likely to survive a crash.
Seatbelt law enforcement and education is one of the OPP's traffic safety priorities; the OPP conducts provincial seatbelt campaigns every year to raise awareness of seatbelt use and their effectiveness in saving lives in the event of a collision. Evidence shows that Ontario's seatbelt law works.
The Ministry of Transportation's website has comprehensive information/videos about properly restraining your child and car seat installation. If you have any questions please go to www.mto.gov.on.ca.
"Seatbelts and properly installed car seats save lives. Please ensure everyone in your car is buckled up" says Sargent Jeremy McDonald