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OPP watching for seatbelt usage Easter weekend

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The OPP will be out in force over Easter long weekend, making sure people are wearing their seatbelts.  

The Easter Long Weekend Seatbelt Campaign runs from April 15 to 18 and has officers focus on the “Big Four” associated with roadside collisions. 

Alongside improper use of seatbelts, that includes distracted driving, impaired driving, and speeding.

The OPP is reminding drivers and passengers that wearing a seatbelt has been proven time and time again to save lives in a collision.

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Last year 47 people were killed in OPP-investigated motor vehicle collisions in which failure to wear a seatbelt was a factor in the deaths.  

Across the province, the OPP has laid close to a thousand seatbelt charges so far this year.

**With files from Martin Halek

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