Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:02
Seat belt law enforcement and education is one of the OPP’s traffic safety priorities; the OPP conducts provincial seat belt campaigns every year to raise awareness of seat belt use and their effectiveness in saving lives in the event of a collision.
The OPP will be out on patrol and conducting seat belt spot checks during the campaign. ” Buckling up is your responsibility ,It only takes a few seconds and when it’s worn properly your seat belt greatly increases your chances of surviving a motor vehicle collision”, says Sudbury OPP Detachment Commander, Staff Sergeant Dan Esposto.
A driver can be charged and face a fine totalling $240 and two demerit points for seat belt infractions. Demerit points remain on a driving record for two years from the date of the offence.
Last year (2016), 45 people died in collisions on OPP-patrolled roads in which the deceased was not wearing a seat belt.