Police in Derbyshrie are urging drivers to wear seatbelts and are warning you'll be fined if caught without it
The force say they're targeting the issue over the next few weeks:
Seatbelt campaign starting in earnest today. We will be out in locations where local, short journeys can result in people not wearing their seatbelts. @DerbyshireRPU will also be across the county focusing on the wearing of seatbelts.#fatal4#SeatbeltsSaveLives#StaySafe pic.twitter.com/LMtK3t1P2y— CREST Derbyshire 🏍🚲🐴🚘🛵🚔🏳️🌈 (@CRESTDerbyshire) June 29, 2020
Inspector Greg Hunt leads the county's roads policing unit- he's urging us to belt up before starting a journey: In a crash, you're twice as likely to die if you don't wear a seatbelt. Drivers and passengers aged 17-34 have the lowest seatbelt-wearing rates, combined with the highest accident rate.
"Drivers and passengers who fail to wear seatbelts in the front and back of vehicles are simply breaking the law and putting themselves at risk.
"Drivers caught without a seatbelt face on-the-spot fines of up to a hundred pounds. If prosecuted, the maximum fine is five-hundred pounds. We have a variety of methods of detecting these offences and if we catch you, we will fine you.
"Think about your family, think about your friends. You want to get to your destination safely. Don't take the chance."