Toronto police will be launching the annual fall seat belt campaign on Monday.
And the focus this time around will be the proper use of belts with car seats and booster seats.
The public awareness and enforcement campaign is aimed at getting all drivers and their passengers to buckle up.
From the Ministry of Transportation website:
If you are driving, you can face a fine if you or anyone in your vehicle under age 16 is not wearing a seatbelt or secured in a proper child seat. If you are convicted, you will be fined between $200 and $1,000, and receive two demerit points. Demerit points remain on your driving record for two years
-wear your seat belt so that it crosses your chest and your lower hips. These areas of the body are better able to resist the force of a crash
-make sure you have one working seat belt for every person in your vehicle
If you’re pregnant, you still need to wear a seat belt. You should:
-wear both the lap and shoulder belt
-sit as upright as possible
-wear the lap belt low so it pulls downward on your pelvic bones and not across your stomach
-wear any part of your seatbelt twisted – a twisted seatbelt won’t spread the force of a crash across your body to protect you properly
-put the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back
The campaign will run until Friday October 7.