The officers of the Marathon and Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments were out partaking in the Easter Long Weekend Seatbelt Campaign which ran from Friday March 30, 2018 to Monday April 2, 2018. The focus of the provincial traffic initiative was to make sure that all occupants of vehicles are wearing seatbelts.
The officers conducted 15 RIDE programs in the town of Marathon, Manitouwadge, as well as on Highway 17, and 614. A total of 234 vehicles were checked with 100% compliance.
If you wear a seatbelt properly, you are more likely to survive a crash. Evidence shows that Ontario’s seatbelt law works. All motor vehicle drivers and passengers must wear a seatbelt that is properly adjusted and securely fastened. Drivers are responsible to make sure that all passengers under the age of 16 are properly wearing seatbelts or in proper car seats. A driver can be charged and face a fine totalling $240 and two demerit points for a seat belt infraction.
Traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility. Buckle up and drive safe!
Source: OPP Media Release