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Kitchener R.I.D.E. check catches kids under 10 riding without seatbelts

Waterloo Regional Police conducted a spotcheck near River Road and Rennie Drive in Kitchener on Sunday night.
Waterloo Regional Police conducted a spotcheck near River Road and Rennie Drive in Kitchener on Sunday night. Waterloo Regional Police

Waterloo Regional Police held one of their first R.I.D.E. spot checks of the year on Sunday night and pulled over several motorists who were without seatbelts.

A police spokesperson told Global News that two children under the age of 10 were among those found without seatbelts at the spotcheck near River Road and Rennie Drive in Kitchener.

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They said that the kids were sitting in the vehicle on adult’s laps rather than being secured properly with seatbelts.

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Police did not provide exact numbers but they did say that a number of people were forced to pull over permanently for various infractions.

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Among those were one a novice driver who was found to have smoked weed before getting behind the wheel and another person who was driving on bald tires.