Buckle up or pay up, says cops

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By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario - City cops will be watching for drivers and passengers with a dangerous habit of not buckling their seatbelt this month.

The Cornwall Community Police Service’s traffic action plan for the month of April will consist of targeted enforcement on seatbelts.

The Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS) is clamping down on people who fail to wear a seatbelt while driving, as part of their traffic action plan for the month of April.

If motorists are caught without their seatbelt or with unbuckled passengers under 16-years-old, police will be quick to issue a fine of $240 and two demerit points.

Passengers 16 and over foot their own bill.

In November 2012, CCPS held a traffic action plan targeting enforcement on seatbelts, which resulted in 12 tickets being issued.

"Generally, I find drivers are in compliance with seatbelt laws, but unfortunately there are a few that have to be reminded to wear their seatbelts by way of a hefty fine," said CCPS Constable Dan Cloutier.

Click here for detailed information on seatbelt safety from the Ministry of Transportation.

Organizations: Cornwall Community Police Service

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