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OPP Launch Easter Seatbelt Campaign

Posted: 2019-04-18 09:40:32 By: hbr

The OPP say a 10-year data trend analysis has revealed that 24 per cent of people killed on OPP-patrolled roads were not wearing a seat belt.

The data means that the lack of seat belt use has been a factor in 10 of the 47 deaths in road collisions so far this year and over 500 last year

With the OPP set to conduct a provincial seat belt campaign over the Easter Long Weekend they are issuing a reminder of the important role drivers and passengers play in reducing the number of seat belt-related deaths.      

Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General says that every time you step into a vehicle, take those first few seconds to buckle up. By buckling up and ensuring children are properly secured, you are protecting yourself and your family."