The Regina Police Service Traffic Focus of the Month for June is seatbelt usage. During the month of June, the Regina Police Service hopes to raise public awareness of proper seatbelt use and encourages motorists to ensure all occupants of a motor vehicle are properly wearing safety restraints.
During this month, patrol and traffic members will direct extra attention to compliance to seatbelt regulations. There are three laws governing the use of safety restraints under the Traffic Safety Act; Section 248(1) states that the driver of a vehicle must wear a seatbelt properly; Section 248(2) states that every passenger must wear a seatbelt properly; Section 248(4) states that the driver is responsible for ensuring that any passenger under the age of 16 is wearing a safety restraint properly. Failure to comply with any of these sections will result in a fine of $175.00. Statistics on seatbelt use indicate the severity of injuries and frequency of injuries increase when seatbelts are not used.
Police remind motorists to use seatbelts and ensure all passengers are properly wearing safety restraints. Make seatbelt use a habit by buckling up every time!