Vital’ to belt up

CAMBRIDGESHIRE police issued 701 people with fixed penalty notices for not wearing seatbelts during a two-week enforcement campaign. Casualty reduction officer Pc Mick Cready said: I am disappointed that so many tickets were issued. A seatbelt can mean t

CAMBRIDGESHIRE police issued 701 people with fixed penalty notices for not wearing seatbelts during a two-week enforcement campaign.

Casualty reduction officer Pc Mick Cready said: "I am disappointed that so many tickets were issued. A seatbelt can mean the difference between life and death.

"If we are going to make the roads safer it is vital everyone buckles up."

Debbie Maith, road safety officer for Cambridgeshire County Council said: "Wearing a seatbelt saves more than 2,200 lives a year, but many people do not realise how dangerous it is not to wear a seatbelt.

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