EASTER LONG WEEKEND SEAT BELT INITIATIVE

FROM/DE: CALEDON DATE: April 13, 2017

EASTER LONG WEEKEND SEAT BELT INITIATIVE

(Caledon, ON) – From Friday, April 14th to Monday, April 17th members of the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be participating in a Provincial Traffic Safety Initiative focusing on seat belts.

Road users should expect to see a greater volume of traffic in the Caledon area over the upcoming Easter long weekend. This makes it a particularly important weekend for all drivers and passengers to be properly restrained within a vehicle, regardless of how short the trip is. Drivers are responsible for ensuring all passengers under 16 years of age are using a seatbelt or child safety seat properly.

The following seat belt related charges can be found under the Highway Traffic Act:

* s.106(1) Drive with seat belt [removed\inoperative\modified] $240

* s.106(2) Driver- fail to properly wear seat belt $240 (2 points)

* s.106(3)(a) Passenger- fail to occupy position with seat belt $240

* s.106(3)(b) Passenger- fail to properly wear seat belt $240

* s.106(4)(a) Drive while passenger under 16 fails to…

(i) … occupy position with seat belt $240 (2 points)

(ii) … properly wear seat belt $240 (2 points)

* s.106(4)(b) Drive while child passenger not properly secured $240

Over the long weekend, Caledon OPP officers will also be looking for other types of aggressive driving behaviour including: Distracted Driving, Drinking and Driving, Speeding, in addition to seat belt compliance.

The Caledon OPP would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter. Let’s work together this long weekend to make our roadways the safest in Canada.

Members of the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.

Contact: Provincial Constable Tamara Schubert

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