LEEDS – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is once again drawing the line for drivers and passengers: Buckle up or face a fine!
The OPP will launch a Fall Seatbelt Campaign September 27 to October 6, 2017.
This campaign will target drivers and occupants who are not buckled up as well as child restraints. A properly used booster seat can reduce a child’s risk of injury in a crash by as much as 75 percent. However, OPP officers continue to find children in danger because they are not properly strapped in a child car seat or the booster seat is incorrectly installed.
“Children are our future and they deserve every protection we can give them. Please ensure that any child is properly secured while travelling in your vehicle. Their lives depend on it,” said Leeds County OPP Operations Manager A/Staff Sergeant Josh Kingsley.
Many of the injuries and deaths on our roads would not occur if everyone in a vehicle were adequately restrained by safety belts.
Vehicle occupants who are not buckled up can expect to pay a $240 fine and demerit points. More important, by wearing a seatbelt, unnecessary deaths and injuries can be prevented.