||Buckle Up NWT!
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In most parts of Canada, more than 90% of drivers and passengers wear seat belts, and drivers ensure that children are in properly fitting occupant restraints. That is not the case in many parts of the Northwest Territories. Only 38% of drivers and passengers wear their seat belts in our smaller communities. On average each year, two or three people die on NWT roads because they failed to wear occupant restraints. In fact, you are 13 times more likely to die in a collision if you're not wearing your seat belt.
The Buckle Up NWT campaign promotes seat belt use in the communities and encourages NWT residents to work within their community to increase seat belt usage.
The community with the highest usage of seat belts outside of Yellowknife will win $5,000 for their fire department and a community concert featuring Leela Gilday. The concert will be held in September.
Funding is available for community initiatives that promote either seat belt usage or drowning prevention. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.