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Police will be watching for unbuckled seatbelts this weekend

If you're stopped and not buckled up, you could face a fine of $240 and demerit points
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SOUTH BRUCE - The Ontario Provincial Police will be increasing enforcement throughout the province to ensure that motorists everywhere do their part in saving lives by buckling up. The OPP is set to conduct a provincial seat belt campaign that runs through the Easter Long Weekend from April 19, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. to April 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

The South Bruce OPP will be highly visible this Easter long weekend focusing on awareness through enforcement and public education by stopping motorists who are not wearing their seat  belts, they will also be looking for other bad behaviour including distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding and other forms of aggressive driving. 

This traffic initiative commences at 12 a.m. on Friday April 19, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday April 22, 2019. The initiative is an effort to change driving behaviour and save lives. 

The focus of this initiative will be on seatbelt compliance.

A properly worn seat belt greatly increases your chances of surviving a motor vehicle collision.

Seatbelt non-compliance draws a fine of $240 ($200 set fine, $35 victim surcharge, and $5 court costs) and includes two demerit points. 

Keep you and your loved ones safe. Buckle up today and every day!