Hamilton police will be out this Easter holiday weekend targeting drivers and passengers who fail to comply and buckle their seatbelts. 

In 2013, the police laid a total of 872 charges for seatbelt non-compliance, down from 1,203 charges a year earlier. 

The HPS said many of the injuries or deaths on roads are avoidable if everyone in a vehicle was adequately restrained by safety belts

Police will also be looking for other high-risk behaviours such as impaired driving, or distracted and aggressive driving. 

The fine for vehicle occupants who do not buckle up is $240 and two demerit points. 

Hamilton police will be out Friday through to Monday for the “Compliance is Free” enforcement project.