Police campaign highlights the importance of wearing a seatbelt

Darlington and Stockton Times: Motorists are being warned to buckle up for their own safety Motorists are being warned to buckle up for their own safety

A TWO-WEEK police campaign highlighting the importance of wearing a seatbelt caught more than 80 motorists driving without one on.

The campaign saw Durham Constabulary officers focus on education as well as enforcement, with presentations and visits to colleges across the Cleveland and Durham force areas.

Whilst conducting roadside checks in Cleveland officers noted 35 seatbelt offences - one of which involved a child who was not in the appropriate seat restraint.

In Durham there were a total of 47 offences.

Temporary Chief Inspector Ed Turner, head of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “It defies belief that any parent would not take the time to put on their child’s seatbelt, therefore risking their child’s life.

“Putting on a seatbelt takes about 30 seconds and it is shocking that some people still do not take the time to do it.”

He added: “There is only so much that us and our partners can do to keep people safe on our roads, the rest is up to you.”

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6:25pm Mon 31 Mar 14

thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth says...

The same kind of effort needs to be put into catching people using a mobile phone whilst driving. We could clear the national debt it's that prolific!
The same kind of effort needs to be put into catching people using a mobile phone whilst driving. We could clear the national debt it's that prolific! thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth
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6:33pm Mon 31 Mar 14

miketually says...

Yep, phones users, red light jumpers and amber gamblers should be a higher priority.
Yep, phones users, red light jumpers and amber gamblers should be a higher priority. miketually
  • Score: 4

7:53pm Mon 31 Mar 14

NO EINSTEIN says...

Oh dear Tubby Cheer has been overspending again, lets pick on the vulnerable working lot to get some cash in.

How about putting the efforts into these multi million pound drug dealers and seizing their assets instead of stealing the money of the hard working people who work just to pay there bills.
Oh dear Tubby Cheer has been overspending again, lets pick on the vulnerable working lot to get some cash in. How about putting the efforts into these multi million pound drug dealers and seizing their assets instead of stealing the money of the hard working people who work just to pay there bills. NO EINSTEIN
  • Score: -3

2:00am Tue 1 Apr 14

D. Hop says...

Yarm Road would be a good place to start.
Yarm Road would be a good place to start. D. Hop
  • Score: 8

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