Merseyside Police clamp down on seatbelt offences
Police in Merseyside are clamping down on seatbelt offences as part of a nationwide campaign. The operation, which is being co-ordinated by the National Police Chiefs’ Council, targets drivers and passengers who fail to wear seatbelts in the front and back of vehicles.
The Partnership’s Paul Mountford commented, “Car occupants represent the highest number of fatalities in the UK every year – last year alone there were nearly 2,000 seatbelt offences. While we are confident that the vast majority of drivers and passengers recognise the importance of seatbelts and child restraints, the number of those who continue to break the law, placing themselves and others at risk is a cause for concern.”
Seatbelts reduce your risk of death or serious injury in a collision by:
- Reducing your impact with the vehicle interior
- Keeping you positioned correctly for the maximum effectiveness of the airbag
- Preventing you from being ejected from your vehicle in a collision or if your vehicle rolls.
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