Leduc Enforcement emphasizing the importance of seatbelts

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Enforcement Services urging people to wear a seatbelt while in a vehicle

Leduc Enforcement Services is stressing the importance of seatbelts when you're in a vehicle.

Last year there were 80 tickets and 92 warnings issued because people weren't taking the proper safety precautions when it comes to seatbelts.

Sergeant Michael Stadnyk tells The One News there's a variety of reasons why someone might take a seatbelt for granted.

 

"People are either not informed, I hear a lot of times that people think it's safer not to wear the seatbelt which obviously our stats have proven that is not actually true, also there's the misconception that hey I'm just driving two blocks and I don't need to put in on to go through two intersections, it's a short distance I'm going to be fine, but that's also where we've proven for that to be wrong too that an accident can occur at anytime so anytime you're on the road or driving a vehicle it is recommended that you wear that seatbelt" says Stadnyk.

In Alberta, the fine for not wearing a seatbelt is $155.

For more information, you can call Leduc Enforcement Services at 780-980-7200 Option 5.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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