Hertfordshire Police crackdown on people flouting seatbelt rules - who face fines of up to £500

Officers will be out and about on Hertfordshire roads

Monday, 6th June 2022, 3:46 pm

Hertfordshire Police are joining a national road safety campaign to highlight the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt.

From June 13 to 26, they will be making sure drivers and passengers are wearing their seatbelts correctly and driving safely.

Anyone breaking the rules could face a fine of up to £500.

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Chief Inspector Graeme Walsingham, who coordinates local activity in support of road policing campaigns, said: “Not wearing a seatbelt could have devastating consequences and this campaign is running to remind everyone of the importance of wearing one.

“If you are involved in a crash, and not wearing a seatbelt, you are at risk of being seriously injured or even killed.

"Wearing your seatbelt could genuinely be the difference between life and death for both drivers and passengers involved in a collision.”

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