Launch of the Fall Provincial Seat belt Campaign, “Do the back-seat buckle – Back-seat passengers, always wear your seat belt,” Wednesday, September 30, 2015 until Friday, October 9, 2015Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:59 PM
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Traffic safety continues to be a Service priority for the Toronto Police Service. On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, the Service will be launching the annual Fall Provincial Seat Belt Campaign, with a focus on back-seat passengers and booster seats: “Do the back-seat buckle – Back-seat passengers, always wear your seat belt” and “Booster seats – Filling the gap between a child car seat and a seat belt.”
The campaign will start on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, and conclude on Friday, October 9, 2015. The Seat Belt Campaign has the full support of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and is a combined public awareness and enforcement campaign aimed at getting all drivers and passengers to buckle up.
Using seat belts is the single-most-effective way to reduce vehicle-related injuries and fatalities by ensuring that occupants remain within the vehicle and in their seats.
All police officers will be paying particular attention to the proper restraint of all vehicle occupants including any children. It is estimated that, for every one per cent increase in seat belt use, five lives are saved in Ontario every year.
The fall seat-belt campaign will focus on drivers who fail to secure children safely. Child car seat inspection clinics have shown that over 80 per cent of car seats are installed or used incorrectly.
The potential consequences for not using seat belts or not using them correctly are:
- loss of life
- serious injury
- demerit points accumulated against your driver's licence
- financial costs
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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services