Weeklong seatbelt blitz results in 300 tickets per day

A weeklong campaign to remind Quebec motorists to buckle-up indicates that a lot of work still needs to be done to get the message out.

The Automobile Insurance Board (SAAQ) says that police patrols issued an average of 310 tickets a day between the 31st of March and 6th of April.

Despite the fact that nearly 2200 tickets were handed out the SAAQ says the seatbelt use rate has reached 98.1% of drivers on the roads.

The law making seatbelt use mandatory came into effect in 1976.

The fine for failing to use a seatbelt ranges from$80 to $100 plus 3 demerit points.