RCMP focus on seat belt usage
Throughout March, Drumheller RCMP will be conducting various enforcement activities in support of Alberta Transportation’s Traffic Safety Plan, focusing upon occupant restraints.
Protect yourself, family and friends from unexpected hazards you encounter on the road by ensuring every occupant inside a moving motor vehicle is properly restrained.
Seatbelts are the single most, cost effective life-saving device we have to protect us in a motor vehicle collision. In fact, seatbelts can improve your chances of surviving a serious or fatal crash by 50 per cent.
Drivers are responsible to ensure that all passengers under 16 years of age are properly buckled in. Without a booster seat, a child is 3 1/2 times more likely to suffer a significant injury in a collision. In Alberta, the fine for failing to wear a seatbelt or not having a child properly secured in a child restraint system is $155.