Deaths Linked To Not Wearing Seat belts Are Way Up In Ontario

The Ontario Provincial Police say there has been a spike in the number of people killed in collisions so far because they weren’t wearing seat belts. The OPP say 42 people who were not buckled up have died on OPP-patrolled roads so far this year. That’s up 20 per cent from the same time last year. Police have released the grim stats in the lead-up to their annual Fall Seat Belt Campaign.

The OPP says it’s investigated 233 motor vehicle deaths over the past year that were linked to the lack of seat belt use.

Contains files from The Canadian Press

Photo Credit: OPP


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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan