Russell County OPP prepares for long-weekend traffic campaign

An SD&G OPP cruiser. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News file

Over the long weekend, members of the Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police will be participating in a Provincial Traffic Safety Campaign with an emphasis on Seatbelt Compliance. Road users should expect to see a much higher volume of traffic in the Russell County Detachment area over this upcoming Easter long weekend. This makes it a particularly important weekend for all drivers, passengers and young children to be properly secured within a vehicle, regardless of how short the trip may be.

Everyone travelling in a motor vehicle must properly wear a seatbelt and children must be properly secured in a child car seat. Drivers are responsible for ensuring all passengers under the age of 16 are properly secured in either a seat belt or child car seat. Failing to do this will result in a fine totalling $240 dollars and 2 demerit points. The campaign will begin at 12:01 AM on Friday, April 2nd and end at 11:59 PM on Monday, April 5th.

Russell County OPP would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter. Let’s work together and make our roadways this Easter long weekend the safest in Canada. Members of the Russell County Detachment are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.

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