Seatbelt campaign

The OPP will be joining police services across the province, making sure that every adult, teenager, and child is safely buckled up during the 2005 spring seatbelt campaign.
The week-long safety initiative begins tomorrow (April) and continues through April 24.
In OPP policed areas last year (2004), one in four fatally-injured vehicle occupants was unrestrained in the vehicle, and many more were seriously injured for the very same reason.
Far too often, police officers investigate fatal motor vehicle collisions that were otherwise survivable if only the victim had been wearing a seatbelt.
A properly-used car seat reduces a child’s risk of injury in a crash by as much as 75 percent. Yet as many as 80 percent of child car seats are used incorrectly.
As such, OPP officers in Rainy River District will be focusing their efforts on child restraints during the campaign to raise awareness and protect children.
They also will be out diligently checking all occupants of motor vehicles ensuring everyone is properly buckled up.
It’s a simple act. It only takes a second to buckle up—and it can save your life.
It’s also the law.