OPP wraps up Fall Seat Belt Campaign

Oct 9, 2012

AURORA, ON, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has ended its Fall Seat Belt Campaign and has released its preliminary numbers.

The campaign ran from Monday September 24, 2012 to midnight on Saturday, October 6, 2012.  Throughout the campaign, officers checked vehicles throughout the province and laid more than 5,000 charges related to seat belt use.

Non-compliance with seat belt use remains one of the four major causes of fatalities in motor vehicle collisions along with speeding, impaired driving and driving while distracted.

The OPP is reminding the public that while the campaign has ended, officers will continue to enforce seat belt laws and all other traffic safety laws throughout the year, in support of their Provincial Traffic Safety Program and in their ongoing effort to save lives.

SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police

For further information:

OPP Regional Contacts

Highway Safety Division:  
Sergeant Dave Woodford   
Phone: (416) 553-5471

Central Region:  
Constable Peter Leon  
Phone: (705) 329-7414

East Region:   
Sergeant Kristine Rae  
Phone: (613) 284-4557

Northeast Region:  
Inspector Mark Andrews         
Phone: (705) 471-0704

Northwest Region:  
A/Sergeant Anne McCoy  
Phone: (807) 274-3322

West Region:                        
Sergeant Dave Rektor             
Phone: 519 652-4156