OPP cracking down on seat belts during Easter
An OPP cruiser (stock photo)
The West Parry Sound OPP will be out in force this Easter long weekend.
Officers will be focused on making sure everyone is buckled up during a seat belt campaign. The campaign will kick off Good Friday and run until Monday.
Not wearing your seat belt can lead to fines of between $200 and $1000 as well as demerit points. Drivers are legally responsible for ensuring that passengers under the age of 16 are buckled up in a seat belt, or an appropriate child car seat belt or booster.
Stats show that wearing a seat belt properly makes it more likely you’ll survive a crash. The OPP says seat belt enforcement and education is one of its traffic safety priorities. Officers run seat belt campaigns every year to raise awareness of seat belt use and their effectiveness in saving lives in the event of a crash.