The Seatbelt Campaign starts up today and the OPP are reminding you of their importance.

The OPP is teaming up with the Ministry of Transportation to raise awareness of seatbelt use and their effectiveness in saving lives in a collision.

Police say in 2016, 45 people died in collisions where they weren’t wearing a seatbelt.

OPP officers will be doing spot checks during the campaign to ensure everyone is buckled up.

A driver can be charged and face a fine of up to 240 dollars and two demerit points for seatbelt infractions.

The campaign runs until October 6th.

(Written By: Mackenzie Read)