07/03/2012

Motorists Targeted in Seatbelt Campaign

Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit is cracking down on motorists as part of a week long Europe-wide operation to target people who are not wearing seatbelts from Monday 12th March.

The main objective of the TISPOL (European Traffic Police Network) enforcement campaign is to promote wearing seatbelts by all occupants of all vehicles in a bid to reduce casualties and fatalities on the roads. Car users who are not wearing seatbelts can expect to be issued with a fixed penalty notice or to be reported for summons.

Inspector Ken Cook, of Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “Motorists who do not wear seat belts are risking their lives. Drivers have a legal and moral duty to themselves and their passengers to ensure that everyone in their vehicle, and especially a child, is wearing a seat restraint before moving off.

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