Last year 49 people lost their lives because they weren’t buckled up.
Police have been enhancing our traffic patrols since March 2016 with the Select Traffic Enforcement Project (S.T.E.P.), focusing on a different topic monthly.
This April, S.T.E.P. focuses on Seatbelt Safety and the Cobourg Police will be conducting enforcement.
Police will be out in full force, making sure motorists and passengers alike are wearing their seatbelts.
OPP Sgt Kerry Schmidt says that simple exercise is the last line of defence in case you’re involved in a crash.
Sgt Schmidt from the Highway Safety Division adds that based on their research, a certain age demographic is the worst offenders
A quarter of a million people being charged in the last decade for not bucking up.
According to the latest stats, more than a quarter million people were charged, with the majority of those being between the ages of 35 and 44.
Cobourg Police say fines start at $240 and go up to $2000, with two demerit points.