Suffolk Police to target people not wearing seat belts in week-long campaign

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Police have announced they will be targeting people who fail to wear seatbelts during a week-long campaign starting on Monday.

Officers from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit will be conducting checks on motorists and their passengers across both counties.

Those who are found not to be wearing a seatbelt could be fined or face further action.

The drive is part of the Europe-wide TISPOL seatbelt enforcement initiative which begins on Monday and runs until Sunday, March 18.

Head of the Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, said: “Wearing a seatbelt is such a basic piece of road safety advice that it is hard to believe some people still fail to belt-up.”


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Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore added: “I fully support the Constabulary’s campaign to crack down on irresponsible drivers who still refuse to buckle up whilst driving, but it amazes me that drivers should need to be reminded about something so obvious.

“Everyone knows you are more likely to die in a crash if you don’t wear a seatbelt, so I just can’t understand why anyone would flout this law.”

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