Easter Long Weekend Seatbelt Campaign Begins

Apr 14, 2017 @ 10:37

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will begin their participation in the Easter Long Weekend Seatbelt Campaign which runs from Friday, April 14, 2017 to Monday, April 17, 2017. The focus of the provincial traffic initiative is to make sure that all occupants of vehicles are wearing seatbelts.

If you wear a seatbelt properly, you are more likely to survive a crash. Evidence shows that Ontario’s seatbelt law works. All motor vehicle drivers and passengers must wear a seatbelt that is properly adjusted and securely fastened. Drivers are responsible to make sure that all passengers under the age of 16 are properly wearing seatbelts or in proper car seats.

If you are charged and convicted of a seatbelt violation, you could receive a fine between $200 and $1,000 along with associated demerit points.

Traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility. Let’s make sure everyone arrives safely at their intended destinations. Have a safe and happy Easter Long Weekend.

About the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - The Ontario Provincial Police is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 6,200 uniformed officers, 3,100 civilian employees and 800 Auxiliary officers. They provide essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario.

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