Motorists urged to ‘belt up’ in seatbelt campaign
Police in Norfolk are targeting drivers and passengers who don’t belt-up during a week-long enforcement campaign.
The checks will be carried out as part of the Europe-wide TISPOL seatbelt enforcement initiative which started on Monday and runs until Sunday (12-18 September).
The aim is to raise awareness of how many collision-related injuries and fatalities can be prevented by the wearing of seatbelts, which is now compulsory in most European countries.
Officers from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit will be conducting checks on motorists and their passengers throughout both counties, those who are found not wearing seatbelts could be fined or face further action.
Seatbelts should be worn in any vehicle they are provided in, including buses and goods vehicles.
Anyone caught not wearing a seatbelt may be issued with a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) and face a fine, points on their licence or even court action
Message from Chief Inspector Nathan Clark