Sheffield & South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police in seatbelt safety campaign

Motorists across South Yorkshire are being targeted as part of a week-long campaign to ensure people are wearing their seatbelts.

Police will be checking casualty hot spots across the county.

Ch Insp Stuart Walne said putting on a seatbelt should be part of everybody's routine before setting off on a journey.

Drivers found not using a seatbelt face an on-the-spot fine of £60 and, if prosecuted, a maximum fine of £500.

Mr Walne added: "As a driver you are responsible for ensuring that all passengers are wearing seatbelts.

"If you're involved in a collision, wearing a seatbelt could mean the difference between life and death."

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