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CITY POLICE NEWS RELEASE ****************** Starting on September 26th, officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police will be working together to enforce the use of seatbelts and to educate the public.
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CITY POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

****************** Starting on September 26th, officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police will be working together to enforce the use of seatbelts and to educate the public.

Police officers will be raising the public awareness about the importance of the correct use of child car seats and booster seats while transporting children in family vehicles. In Canada, more children die of road traffic injuries than any other cause.

A properly used child car seat reduces a child's risk of injury in a motor vehicle accident by as much as 75 percent.

Yet as many as 80 percent of child car seats are used incorrectly. Chief Davies advises, "We know that the proper use of seatbelts saves lives. If every citizen in Sault Ste. Marie and Prince Township wore their seatbelts then that could help ensure that our community was a safer place to live, drive and play in.

"It's a very simple message our officers are trying to get out to the public. Buckle up-it's the law."

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