On Monday, May 21st, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service’s Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted a seat belt compliance initiative on Niagara Street at East Main Street in the City of Welland, Ontario.
During the 2 hour road safety initiative, Officers checked between 175 to 200 motor vehicles, and reminded several cyclists about the rules of the road. Despite the Ontario seatbelt law being over 42 years old, 9 drivers and 1 passenger were cited for not wearing their seatbelts.
Throughout the remainder of the holiday Monday, Traffic Officers issued an additional 9 tickets and 13 provincial offence warnings for various equipment and document violations, as well as several speeding infractions.
Victoria Day marks the end the 2018 Canada Road Safety Week Campaign. The Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to ensuring that Traffic Management and Road Safety remains a year round priority. Please remember to “Think and Drive”; you can follow the Niagara Regional Police Service’s traffic safety initiatives on Twitter @NRPSRoadSafety.