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Seat Belts – Did You Know?

As a driver, you are responsible for wearing a properly fitting seat belt, and you are responsible for for passengers in the vehicle under the age of 16 to ensure they are wearing a properly fitting seat belt. 

DRIVER:

Highway Traffic Act , Section 106

(2) Every person who drives on a highway a motor vehicle in which a seat belt assembly is provided for the driver shall wear the complete seat belt assembly as required by subsection (5).

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(5) seat belt assembly shall be worn so that,

(a) the pelvic restraint is worn firmly against the body and across the hips;

(b) the torso restraint, if there is one, is worn closely against the body and over the shoulder and across the chest;

(c) the pelvic restraint, and the torso restraint, if there is one, are securely fastened; and

(d) no more than one person is wearing the seat belt assembly at any one time. 

PASSENGER UNDER 16:

(4) No person shall drive on a highway a motor vehicle in which there is a passenger who is under 16 years old unless,

(a) that passenger,

(i) occupies a seating position for which a seat belt assembly has been provided, and

(ii) is wearing the complete seat belt assembly as required by subsection (5); or

(b) that passenger is required by the regulations to be secured by a child seating system or child restraint system, and is so secured.

Hiring a professional paralegal to fight either of the seat belt tickets mentioned above can save you the set fine of $200 and 2 demerit points, which you would get if you are convicted.  A paralegal knows what the possible defences are for this kind of charge and can work to get you the best possible outcome.

We offer a free initial review of your case and would be happy to provide you with the information you need to make an informed choice about what to do with your seat belt ticket. Call us today to discuss your matter in more detail at 1-844-647-6869 or email us at info@otdlegal.ca.

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