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Seat belt-related death lowest in 20 years

By Cali Doran [1] and Dariya Baiguzhiyeva [2]

BELLEVILLE – Ontario Provincial Police [3] are reporting that seat belt-related deaths in 2016 are the lowest in 20 years. In the last year a total of 45 seat belt-related accidents occurred on OPP patrolled roads. 

Still, with the Easter weekend fast approaching, police are urging people to stay safe and buckle up.  

The OPP will be conducting a seat belt campaign over Easter long weekend. Police say that drivers are responsible for ensuring children who are not big or old enough to use a seat belt are secured in an appropriate child car seat or booster seat.