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OPP in the region release results from seatbelt campaign

By Tim Davidson Apr 8, 2024 | 7:55 AM

Just over 800 charges were laid in total by the Ontario Provincial Police in northwestern Ontario over the Easter long weekend.

The OPP was running a province-wide seatbelt safety campaign that led to 58 seatbelt charges and hundreds of additional driving offenses.

That included 718 for speeding, 5 for distracted driving, 4 for stunt driving and 16 impaired driving charges.

Drivers who were caught without a seatbelt lost 2 demerit points and were fined up $1,000 while passengers who are also required to wear seatbelts were also fined.