LETHBRIDGE, AB – A reminder for you to always buckle up.

Lethbridge Police say with the nicer weather now and COVID-19 restrictions easing around the province, more and more people are itching to get out and take a road trip.

You’re being asked to remember to wear your seat belt no matter where you’re heading to. That also includes making sure kids are properly buckled up.

Seat belt compliance is one of the focuses for Lethbridge Police this month. If you’re caught not wearing your seat belt, it could result in $155 fine.

LPS are hoping to create greater awareness of the rules regarding seat belts.

When it comes to buckling up:

  • Drivers and passengers must wear an occupant restraint
  • It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure children aged six to 15 (or children younger than six who weigh more than 18 kg/40 lbs) are wearing a seat belt
  • Seat belts must be worn properly adjusted and securely fastened. Seat belts must not be removed from the vehicle or modified
  • Learner and probationary (i.e. GDL) drivers must not have more passengers than there are seat belts
  • Occupant restraints must meet Canadian standards.