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Seatbelt law turns 35

Ontario’s seatbelt law celebrated its 35th birthday on Jan. 1.

Today, 92.8 percent of all Ontarians buckle up—that’s up from just 17.2 percent who wore seatbelts before the mandatory law took effect.

Ontario was the first province to require all drivers and passengers to wear a seatbelt.

The McGuinty government has since expanded the law to include:

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