Monday, 5 October 2015

Can I Get a Ticket For Not Wearing a Seat Belt In Alberta?

Dangerous driving habits in Alberta can be costly. But how costly can they really be? Let's take a look.

First and foremost, can you get a ticket for not wearing a seat belt in Alberta?

The answer is yes... and you might be surprised at how much it costs not to wear one in Canada. Here's the thing: Just like speeding, tailgating and running red lights, not wearing your seat belt is considered a dangerous driving habit. As a result, it would make sense that you can be ticketed over it.

In general, expect to pay a $115 ticket if you are caught not wearing your seat belt in the province. Yes, you read that right -- $115! Is it really worth paying that much for a simple mistake or act of laziness or negligence? You be the judge.

Also keep in mind that the more tickets you receive and the more infractions you are caught doing, the more likely it becomes for you to be labelled as a high risk driver in Edmonton. As a result of that, you will have to pay higher monthly premiums on your car insurance coverage. So before driving the road, think twice about the habits that can land you in trouble.

If you're tired, call a taxi. If you're late, don't speed up. And of course, don't forget to buckle in your seat belt. It might just save you $115 in the short run and even more down the road!

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