Seatbelt campaign

Over 750 motorists were caught failing to wear a seatbelt during an enforcement campaign.

Throughout March, officers took part in the ‘Think’ road safety campaign to target seatbelt offences.

A total of 755 motorists were given £60 fixed penalty notices.

PC Steve Gedny, Casualty Reduction Officer, said: “Motorists are risking their lives and the lives of their passengers by failing to wear a seatbelt.

“Putting your seatbelt on should be part of your routine before even starting your vehicle and drivers should be responsible for ensuring all passengers wear theirs.

“Roads can be a dangerous place when the law is not respected and adhered to. If we are to reduce the number of fatalities and casualties on the county’s roads it is vital people comply with the law.”

Last year 2765 drivers were issued with fixed penalty notices for failing to wear a seatbelt.