Quick Click Challenge At LEX Kicks Off 2015 Seatbelt Campaign
Challenge coach Sergeant Terry Cox cheers on his winning team in the 2014 Quick Click Challenge
We have heard it before “Seatbelts Save Lives” but unbelievably there are still people who don’t buckle up or use the appropriate child car seat or booster seat! Recent statistics indicate that 96% of Ontarians wear their seatbelts. Unfortunately, there are still approximately half a million people who do not. Further, statistics show that you are 36 times more likely to be killed in a collision if you are not wearing your seatbelt. It is a proven fact: Wearing a seatbelt and using the right child car seat or booster seat is the most effective way to reduce the risk of injury or death in a collision. 2015 will mark the 10th Anniversary of Ontario’s child booster seat law, in addition to the focus on seatbelt safety.
As part of the kick off to our 2015 Seatbelt Campaign we will once again be hosting the Quick Click Challenge during the opening ceremonies of the Lindsay Exhibition (LEX) on Wednesday September 23rd, 2015. Teams from local high schools, coached by KLPS members, will be on hand to participate in the relay race, where the object will be to get all of your team members buckled up as quickly as possible. The competition starts at 7:00pm so make sure you get to the ceremonies to see which team is the Quick Click Challenge champion this year.
Officially the 2015 seatbelt campaign will run from September 30th, 2015 to October 9th, 2015. During this time you can expect to see increased officer presence on our local roads in an effort to raise awareness around the benefits of buckling up. So remember to “Click It” or expect a ticket.
Make sure you visit http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/choose-car-seat.shtml for information on the proper use of child car seats and booster seats