Monday, November 15, 2021
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Don’t forget to wear your seat belt, says Lethbridge Police Service

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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.
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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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