Seat Belt Safety Campaign Launches

Published by Stephanie MacRae

Published on 2019-03-01

SEAT BELT SAFETY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES

Cornwall, ON – The Annual Seat Belt Safety campaign will be happening throughout the month of March. Cornwall Police Service (CPS) officers will be enforcing seat belt violations and reminding drivers to buckle up as part of the monthly traffic safety initiative.

Properly worn seat belts can reduce the risk of death by 47%, and limit the risk of serious injury by 52%. Occupants of motor vehicles who do not wear their seat belt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle during a crash.

“The consequences of not wearing a seat belt can be life changing,” said Staff Sergeant Chad Maxwell of the Community Patrol Division. “Wearing a seat belt is an effortless way to protect yourself and your family from serious injuries or fatality.”

During the safety campaign, officers will also be checking for properly installed child car seats.

Enhancing traffic safety is a major objective within the CPS Strategic Plan. As such, monthly safety initiatives have been developed to keep the public informed and promote safer roadways and bike paths. These initiatives will be carried out by the Traffic Unit, as well as Community Patrol Officers.

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