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Some still not getting the message about buckling up

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Next week will see an influx of cars on our roads with kids going back-to-school and others going back to work.  RCMP will be paying extra attention to drivers, looking for those not wearing a seatbelt.

Ninety-five per cent of British Columbians buckle up, but Corporal Jaime Chung with “E” Division Traffic Services says the consequences for the remaining five per cent are not pretty.  “There are a lot of severe injuries and fatalities from the five per cent of occupants who do not wear their seatbelt.”

He adds people who choose to not buckle up are not only endangering themselves.  “If you have several people in your vehicle and one of them is not wearing a seatbelt, it is like having 150-160 pounds of weight hitting everybody who is wearing their seatbelt.”