Police in Teesside and County Durham discover motorists ignoring law on seatbelts (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Police in Teesside and County Durham discover motorists ignoring law on seatbelts
MORE than 100 motorists were found to be not wearing a seatbelt whilst travelling during a week-long seatbelt campaign in Cleveland and County Durham.
Police officers stop-checked vehicles from Monday, September 9 as part of a Europe-wide road safety campaign.
The operation, which began on Monday 9th September, saw officers stopping vehicles where drivers or passengers were seen not to be wearing their seatbelts. The operation formed part of a national Europe-wide TISPOL (European Traffic Police Network) campaign.
In Cleveland 37 people were found to be not wearing their seatbelt, whilst 71 offences were committed in Durham. Two children were amongst those not wearing their seatbelt.
Temporary Chief Inspector Ed Turner, Head of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “Those not wearing a seatbelt are twice as likely to die in a collision than those that are wearing one.”
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