Fight Seatbelt Tickets
What is the charge?
The Highway Traffic Act defines Seatbelt offences as:
Seat belt assembly must not be removed or altered
106. (1) No person shall drive on a highway a motor vehicle in which a seat belt assembly required under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada) at the time that the vehicle was manufactured or imported into Canada has been removed, rendered partly or wholly inoperative, modified so as to reduce its effectiveness or is not operating properly through lack of maintenance. 2006, c. 25, s. 1.
Use of seat belt assembly by driver
(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). 2006, c. 25, s. 1. Use of seat belt assembly by passenger
(3) Every person who is at least 16 years old and is a passenger in a motor vehicle on a highway shall,
(a) occupy a seating position for which a seat belt assembly has been provided; and
(b) wear the complete seat belt assembly as required by subsection (5). 2006, c. 25, s. 1.
Driver to ensure young passenger uses seat belt assembly
(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. 2006, c. 25, s. 1.
Fines and Penalties
The penalty for this offence is a minimum fine of $200 to a maximum of $1,000. Convicted offenders will receive two demerit points.”
What You Can Do
Fight your ticket! The Bulwark Team can assist in successfully defending you against your seat belt ticket. Don’t opt to simply chose Option 1 and pay the fine, call us for a free initial consultation first and be informed on all consequences of paying the fine.
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Our former police officers and prosecutors will take your case and assist in making sure that your driving privileges are preserved in a way that is positive and affordable. If you are stuck, frustrated, and fed up fighting your ticket, let us help you. Call us, email us, or visit us at our office at 62 Carden St in Guelph for a free initial consultation. We proudly serving, Kitchener-Waterloo, Brampton, Cambridge, Burlington, and the surrounding areas