Police Renew Call to Public to Buckle Up

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It is hard to believe in this day and age that there are still enough people driving without their seatbelts on to make a seatbelt blitz worth it, but there are. Starting last Friday the police began their 10 day crackdown on seatbelt use, and on safe car seat installation. We all know that seatbelts only save lives when they are worn, and the safety system of cars is based on seatbelts being in use.

In Ontario all motor vehicle drivers and passengers must wear a seatbelt that is properly adjusted and securely fastened. Drivers are responsible for securing children in car seats or booster seats. If you are driving and are found to have a child under 16 unbelted then you can be fined and receive demerit points.

Tips:

  • Wear your seatbelt properly across your chest
  • Do NOT wear a seatbelt under your arm or place the shoulder strap behind your back.
  • Tighten it appropriately
  • If you are pregnant you should continue to wear the seatbelt with the lap belt worn as low as possible on your pelvis
  • Make sure your belts work, and they aren’t twisted.