Police urge motorists to ‘belt up’ as new clampdown is launched

08:29 01 September 2014

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Police in Cambridgeshire are asking members of the public to make sure they belt up as part of a month long enforcement campaign.

Throughout September, Cambridgeshire Constabulary will be targeting those who don’t wear seatbelts when travelling on the county’s roads and raising awareness of the dangers of not belting up.

Those caught not using the life-saving device can be fined up to £500.

Sergeant Chris Huggins said: “Over the coming weeks officers from our roads policing unit will be carrying out regular patrols targeting those flouting the law in relation to wearing a seatbelt.

“You are much more likely to be involved in a fatal road traffic collision if you’re not wearing this life-saving piece of equipment. The consequences of not wearing a belt when involved in a collision are potentially horrific.

“This campaign is not just about fining people for breaking the law, it’s also about giving them valuable advice which could save their life.”

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