Police seatbelt drive arrives in East Yorks

Published: Sunday 31st August 2014 by The News Editor

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Motorists face a police seatbelt enforcement and awareness campaign at locations throughout Hull and East Yorkshire throughout next month.

Humberside Police launches the initiative on Monday (September 1).

The force believes the seriousness of road accident injuries can be lowered if the campaign can increaset seat belt-wearing rates.

Its casualty reduction drive will concentrate on educating drivers about the risks in not wearing belts and allowing children to sit unrestrained.

PC Barry Gardner, Humberside’s casualty reduction roads policing officer, hopes that driver compliance and awareness will be raised through a blend of education and enforcement.

He says that police visibility will be increased and warns that motorists are also responsible for the safe seatbelting of passengers aged 13 years or under.

Hull and East Yorkshire drivers can obtain more information about Humberside Police’s new seatbelt campaign by following @Humberbeat Roads via Twitter.

This will help motorists keep updated with the force’s road traffic officers on a daily basis.

The compulsory seat belt law was introduced in 1993, applicable to drivers and passengers alike, making it an offence not to wear one.

These laws were strengthened 13 years later with legislation designed to improve the safety of child passengers, especially those two years old or under.

Copyright Press Association 2014

Published: Sunday 31st August 2014 by The News Editor

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