OPP crackdown on seatbelt offenders

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Following the record number of deaths because of not wearing a seatbelt, the OPP is clamping down on motorists who are not wearing a seatbelt or are using a seatbelt improperly.

This year alone, 34 people have died as a result. In 2017, that number was 49 people.

Other numbers released indicate that people between 25 and 34 are the worst offenders when it comes to not using seatbelts.

The OPP will be conducting a week-long, province-wide seatbelt enforcement and safety blitz until Oct. 5. A driver charged with a seatbelt offence will face a $240 fine and will be deducted two demerit points. -CINEWS

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