(HURON COUNTY, ON) - The results are in for the OPP Fall Seatbelt Campaign, which took place Sept. 27-Oct. 6, and the numbers are very similar to last year's campaign in Huron County.
There were 33 motorists charged this year compared to 31 motorists charged in the 2016 campaign. This was the second highest out of the West Region OPP detachments.
"Although the vast majority of drivers and passengers are buckling up, it is very concerning that some drivers and passengers are still failing to take a simple action that could save their lives," says Huron County OPP traffic sergeant Andre MacIsaac.
"Our fall campaign is over, but drivers and passengers, alike, are reminded that traffic safety remains a top priority for the OPP. Drivers can expect to be pulled over should they fail to wear their seatbelt, so please take that second to buckle up, it will spare you a ticket and it may just save your life."
The penalty for seatbelt infractions includes a $240 fine and two demerit points.
Together, we can enhance the safety of our Huron County roadways by driving safely and abiding by the rules of the road.