Blitz Proves OPP Ignoring 50-100 Seatbelt Infractions Every Day #OppDoYourJob

Source: Area OPP
Date: Thu Apr 4 12:16:08 MST 2024

(LONDON, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) West Region charged nearly 200 drivers for failing to wear a seatbelt during the Easter long weekend traffic campaign.

The campaign, which ran from March 29, 2024, until April 1, 2024, focused on seatbelt compliance. West Region officers conducted over 3200 traffic stops during the long weekend, which was the highest number of traffic stops of any OPP Region in Ontario. Here’s a snapshot of the campaign results:

194 seatbelt charges
1559 speeding charges (most speeding charges laid of any OPP Region in Ontario)
40 stunt driving/racing charges
27 distracted driving charges
29 impaired driving charges
A driver can be charged and face a fine between $240-$1,000 and two demerit points if they or any of their passengers under the age of 16 are not wearing a seatbelt or secured in a proper child car seat.

As a driver, wearing your seatbelt and ensuring all vehicles occupants are buckled up gives you, your family and other passengers your best chance of surviving a collision and reducing injuries.

Conducting seatbelt law enforcement and public education forms an important part of the OPP’s commitment to reducing fatalities and injuries on our roads.

The OPP wish to thank drivers who made safety a priority for themselves, their passengers and their fellow motorists by driving responsibly.

Area OPP

Death In Meaford
2 Arrested At RIDE

Murder In Wasaga Beach
BAILEY Arrested For Child Pornography #PervertAlert
Assault In Kincardine
Fatal Collision In Seaforth
Fatal Collision On Hwy 21
Assault In Kincardine
Fatal Collision In Seaforth
Fatal Collision On Hwy 21
OPP Learning To Ride Bicycles - Patrols Start Once Training Wheels Removed?
Fatal Dirt-bike Collison In Arthur
Chatsworth Assault – 3 Arrested
Jacob STEWART Arrested Again
Fatal Collision
Two From Wiarton Arrested In Meth Bust
Drunk Driver Arrested In Mildmay
Wellington Weekly Update
2 Arrested At RIDE
18 Year Old Student Arrested For Threats
Carl MARSTON Was Arrested Again
Death In Meaford
2 Arrested At RIDE

Latest Headlines

Chatham-Kent Police Daily Update
18 Year Old Student Arrested For Threats
Death In Meaford
Chatham-Kent Police Daily Update
Kayla QUIBELL – Assault
William DENBY – Threats
Paula SHORTT Was Arrested
Brian WESLEY Was Arrested
Samantha ANTONE Was Arrested
Carl MARSTON Was Arrested Again
More Impaired Drivers Arrested
Michael CASLICK & Kathryn TAYLOR Arrested
200 Rounds Seized During Traffic Stop
Amelia FEDERINK Was Arrested
Chrystal LAMBERT Was Arrested
Mark RECKZIN Was Arrested
Intelligence Gathering Drones Launched By Guelph Police
2 Arrested At RIDE
Kathleen VANNATTER Was Arrested
More Impaired Drivers Arrested
Candy Store Pervert Alert
Steven NAGY Was Arrested
Shawn MERCIER Was Arrested
Raymond RICHIER – Drunk Driving

Huron County

New Child Care Centre for families in Exeter and Area
County of Huron Recovery Team remains committed to helping local businesses
Staff member at Huronview Home for the Aged confirmed positive for COVID-19

South Huron

North Huron

Wingham Police Service

Grey Bruce Health

GBPH Demands $16.5 Million From Taxpayers
12 More Covid Cases In Grey Bruce
Grey Bruce Reports 50 Active & 3 New Covid-19 Cases In Last 24 Hours
5 New & 53 Active Covid-19 Cases In Grey Bruce
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is renewing its call for all those that are eligible to be tested for COVID-19



Perth District Health Unit

Huron Perth Now In Orange-Restrict
Health Department Closes Anna Mae's Restaurant Due To Covid-19
Huron Perth Public Health confirms first positive case of COVID-19

Owen Sound Police

Drunk Driver Hits Pedestrian
Drunk Driver Hits Pedestrian
Motorcyclist Airlifted After Collision
Owen Sound Police Help Porch Pirate Continue Thefts – Name Withheld #Catch&Release #CrimeDoesPay
Anonymous Criminals Thriving In Owen Sound