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Kindersley RCMP Remind Drivers to Buckle Up

The Kindersley RCMP offer the following tips when it comes to seatbelt use:

  • Buckling up is a simple action that could make the difference between life and death. It’s also required by law.
  • Wearing a seatbelt reduces your risk of being injured or killed in a crash by 50 percent.
  • Seatbelts distribute the force of a collision evenly to the stronger parts of a person’s body. In a crash, a vehicle travelling 50 km/h comes to an abrupt stop in 1/100th of a second. At 50 km/h, an unrestrained person, weighing 80 kg (176 pounds), will strike whatever they hit first with a force of 2,785 kg (6,215 lb.).
  • Vehicles are designed with an engineered life space, which can withstand the force of most impacts. Seatbelts keep occupants in this space where they are safest.
  • Your choice can affect others in the vehicle: if you don’t buckle up, you could become a dangerous projectile during a collision and potentially injure others in the vehicle.
  • Protect your young passengers. Children 12 and under are safest in the back seat of a vehicle in proper restraints based on their age, height, and weight. Learn more about car seat requirements at and booster seat requirements at

Further to the seatbelt safety tips between May 20th and June 2nd, Kindersley RCMP responded to 87 calls for service.  These calls included, but were not limited to, 4 break and enter complaints, 12 suspicious vehicle/person complaints and 3 fraud investigations.

If you have any information in regards to crimes in the area, please contact the Kindersley RCMP detachment by calling 306-463-4642 or your local police service. Information can also be provided anonymously through Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers by calling 1800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at

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