National seatbelt campaign backed by Hertfordshire Police warns Dacorum residents to 'click it or risk a ticket'

National seatbelt campaign starts today

Monday, 24th May 2021, 5:05 pm
Updated Monday, 24th May 2021, 5:06 pm

Seatbelts save lives and those who fail to ‘click it’ risk getting a ticket or worse, warn police at the start of a national seatbelt campaign that starts today (24 May).

Wearing a seatbelt is one of the simplest things a person can do to protect themselves on a journey.

Failing to do so is one of the most common causes of serious injuries and deaths on the roads. Yet despite warnings, some people are still willing to take the risk.

Police

Over the past two years, 625 motorists and passengers were stopped and fined by police for not wearing their seatbelt.

The vast majority of these were men (86 per cent) and most offenders were aged between 21 and 50.

Chief Inspector Simon Tabert, from Hertfordshire Police, said: “Road collisions are one of the leading causes of fatalities in Hertfordshire. One of the simplest ways you can protect yourself from serious injury or death in these situations is to wear your seatbelt.

“This campaign is an important reminder to everyone that they must fasten their seatbelt at the start of every journey, no matter how short.

"If you don’t click it you risk getting a ticket or worse still, you could be seriously injured or killed in the event of a collision.”

Throughout the campaign, officers will be proactively engaging with the public during their patrols to highlight the importance of wearing a seatbelt and enforcing the law where necessary.

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