Click it or ticket: Seatbelt campaign underway across Ontario

2015-09-30 seatbelt clicking

(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post)

Buckling up increases your chances of staying alive.

Cops, paramedics, firefighters, and other groups are spreading word and taking part in a province-wide seatbelt campaign.

“We’ll be participating,” said Peel Regional Police Const. Joel Genoe.

Folks are reminded to always click it, in addition to ensuring children are properly secured in required car or booster seats.

The most recent statistics in Ontario show people in collisions were 36 times more likely to be killed if they’re not wearing a seatbelt.

Child car seats have been mandatory in the province since 2003, and laws also require each person to wear their own seatbelt.

If not, it’ll cost you: Fines go up to $1,000 and two demerit points.

A media launch takes place tomorrow at Sunnybrook Hospital, celebrating 10 years of booster seat legislation.

The campaign runs until Oct. 10.

-Kelly Roche

@qewsouthpost

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