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Police action over seat belt deaths

posted 9 Mar 2019, 05:06 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

From Thames Valley Police:

In the past six years, 36 drivers across the Thames Valley have been killed as a result of not wearing a seat belt, despite it being compulsory since 1983.

In addition, last year, 880 people were prosecuted for seat belt offences in the Thames Valley.

Thames Valley Police and Hampshire’s Joint Roads Policing Unit will be carrying out a week of activity to ensure that drivers wear a seat belt and that child seats are fitted correctly.

The enforcement activity will run from Monday 11 March until Sunday 17 March in line with the National Police Chief Council’s campaign.

Thames Valley Police’s Joint Operations Unit will be conducting seat belt and child seat checks throughout the week as well as handing out advice.