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North Wales Police target drivers who do not wear seatbelts

ALMOST 100 people were caught not wearing seatbelts throughout North Wales during a week-long campaign aimed at targeting those who continue to flout the law.

From Monday, September 12 through to Sunday, September 18, North Wales Police took part in the TISPOL (the pan-European traffic police organisation) Seatbelt Campaign.

Officers conducted random checks throughout the area and a total of 92 adults were caught not wearing seatbelts over the week-long campaign. All received a fixed penalty notice of £60.

North Wales Police Roads Policing Inspector, Alan Hughes said: “Failing to wear a seatbelt is still apparent on the roads of North Wales and it is disappointing to see that people are still choosing to risk their lives and the lives of others by not wearing a seatbelt.

“Seatbelts can be the difference between life and death, and sadly there have been a number of cases on the roads of North Wales where people may have survived very serious collisions if they had been wearing their seatbelt. These are needless and entirely avoidable deaths.

“As one of the Fatal 5 we constantly target and enforce non seatbelt wearing. We will continue to take a pro-active approach all year round to educate motorists and enforce seatbelt laws.”

The Fatal 5 is a collective term that describes the five most significant contributory factors in death and serious injury collisions.