Friday, October 12, 2012

OPP Wraps Up Fall Seat Belt Campaign

(Dufferin County, ON) The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has ended its Fall Seat Belt Campaign and has released its preliminary numbers.

The campaign ran from Monday September 24, 2012 to midnight on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Throughout the campaign, officers checked vehicles throughout the province and laid more than 5,000 charges related to seat belt use.

Non-compliance with seat belt use remains one of the four major causes of fatalities in motor vehicle collisions along with speeding, impaired driving and driving while distracted.

The OPP is reminding the public that while the campaign has ended, officers will continue to enforce seat belt laws and all other traffic safety laws throughout the year, in support of their Provincial Traffic Safety Program and in their ongoing effort to save lives.