Hamilton police Easter weekend campaign targets seatbelt violations

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

Fine for seatbelt violations is $240 plus 2 demerit points

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. 

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