The seat belt campaign has begun

Toronto, October 2 (CINEWS): The annual Fall Provincial Seat belt Campaign has been in effect since September 30 and will continue until October 9.
Traffic safety continues to be a service priority for the Toronto Police Service and the focus is on back-seat passengers and booster seats: “Do the back-seat buckle – Back-seat passengers, always wear your seat belt” and “Booster seats – Filling the gap between a child car seat and a seat belt.” OPP
Using seat belts is the single-most-effective way to reduce vehicle-related injuries and fatalities by ensuring that occupants remain within the vehicle and in their seats.
All police officers will be paying particular attention to the proper restraint of all vehicle occupants including any children. It is estimated that, for every one per cent increase in seat belt use, five lives are saved in Ontario every year.
The fall seat-belt campaign will focus on drivers who fail to secure children safely. Child car seat inspection clinics have shown that over 80 per cent of car seats are installed or used incorrectly.
The potential consequences for not using seat belts or not using them correctly are:
– Loss of life
– Serious injury
– Demerit points accumulated against your driver’s licence
– Financial costs

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