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Police to carry out seatbelt checks

Police are carrying out seatbelt checks in South Yorkshire this week
Police are carrying out seatbelt checks in South Yorkshire this week

Police officers are carrying out seatbelt checks this week in a bid to find motorists and passengers flouting the law.

The crackdown forms part of a Europe-wide initiative aimed at driving down casualty rates on the roads.

Police are carrying out seatbelt checks in South Yorkshire this week

Police are carrying out seatbelt checks in South Yorkshire this week

Checks will be carried out until Monday.

Aidan Reid, President of the European Traffic Police Network, said: “Using a seatbelt is a quick and simple task. It’s also a highly effective way of reducing the consequences of a collision. That’s why wearing a seatbelt is not a matter of personal choice, but is compulsory for drivers and passengers in every European country.

“Yet there are still drivers and passengers who for whatever reason do not use a seatbelt.

“We urge drivers to take responsibility for their own safety and for the safety of their passengers, by ensuring everyone wears a seatbelt on every road journey. After all, the use of seatbelts is the single most effective method of reducing fatalities.”