Fatalities and injuries in which lack of seatbelt use continues to be the most preventable of deaths on highways and roads.
During its fall seatbelt campaign, the OPP issued 4,229 seatbelt charges provincewide. The OPP said in a news release it is disappointing to see so many people still not wearing seatbelts in light of how clear they have been about the role seatbelts play in saving lives.
As part of the 18-day campaign, the OPP posted a YouTube video about Jennifer Walker who, two days after receiving an OPP warning for not wearing her seat belt, was involved in a car crash that would have probably ended her life had she not heeded the officer’s warning and decided to make buckling up part of her driving routine.
That video can be seen at http://youtu.be/6oyH0UexsHc.
The OPP is reminding the public that while the campaign is over, they enforce seat belt laws throughout the year in their ongoing efforts to raise awareness about seat belt use.