The OPP are trying to cut down on the number of deaths related to people not buckling up.
42 people have died on OPP roads this year so far, with that number being 34 the same time last year.
The latest incident saw a 27-year-old man die in a rollover on the 401 in Mississauga. The OPP say the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. He was ejected from the vehicle.
OPP Deputy commissioner Brad Blair has promised that his officers will crack down on seat belt infractions.
Not wearing one carries a $240 fine with two demerit points.
Should police even bother to enforce this law? There are some who feel that the government should not be allowed to force any driver to wear a seatbelt, that it should be left up to individual preference. Others suggest that if somebody dies as a result of not buckling up, it’s their own fault – they’ve paid the ultimate penalty!