wrtwbr · 2021-02-24 0

Seatbelt campaign Saturday

Ontario’s Transportation Ministry is teaming up with the Orillia and District Road Safety Committee for a Saturday event aimed at increasing seat belt use.

Georgian College students stationed at four intersections over a two-hour period will count the number of drivers and passengers wearing seatbelts.

Banners will encourage motorists to “Buckle Up,” while organizers have set a campaign goal that would see at least 95 per cent of motorists belted in.

Police say a seatbelt is the most effective form of protection in a collision, with five lives saved annually in Ontario for every one per cent increase in seatbelt use.

Students will be stationed at the intersections of Coldwater Road and Westmount Drive, Fittons Road and West Street, Mississaga and Front streets, and Colborne and Andrew streets.