Sep 22, 2014
By Bob Komsic
Provincial police are ”cautiously optimistic” that Ontario will see the fewest road fatals this year – where victims were not buckled up – which would set a record.
As of Sunday, 32 have died this year in crashes where they were not wearing seatbelts.
There were 73 in 2013 and 68 in 2009, which is the lowest number of seatbelt-related fatals since 2005.
The OPP launch their annual seatbelt safety blitz Wednesday.
Remember you can be fined $200 and two-demerit points for failing to buckle up.
While this year’s numbers look good, Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair says they’d still like to see everyone comply with the law.