Confederation Secondary School student Tamika Carlson, OSAID regional representative for Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin Island and Timmins, said the 30th anniversary of Ontario’s seatbelt law is being marked this fall.
“Since this law was passed, many lives have been saved,” she said.
“Yet people still continue to go without buckling up, which is one of the easiest ways to lower chances of death or injury upon collision. To commemorate this wonderful law, just do up your seatbelt.”
OSAID students are promoting seatbelt safety with announcements on seatbelt facts and school-wide student pledges to always wear a seatbelt.
“Confederation’s OSAID group wants people to know that it is important not only to drive sober, but to drive safely,” OSAID teacher representative Ashleigh McBain said. “Wearing your seatbelt is the easiest way to be safe in a motor vehicle.”