Nearly 200 people fined for not wearing seatbelt in week-long crackdown

ALMOST 200 people were caught not wearing a seatbelt in Cambridgeshire during a week-long crackdown.

Officers handed out 197 �60 fines to drivers for not ensuring they had put on a seatbelt, or their passengers between March 12 and 18 as part of a Europe-wide campaign organised by Traffic Information System Police.

Six vehicles were also seized and the police fined eight people for using a mobile phone, three for no insurance, four for number plate offences, three for not having a valid MOT and two for no tax.

PC Steve Gedny, casualty reduction officer, said: “It is shocking to see so many drivers in Cambridgeshire are still putting their lives and others at risk by refusing to wear a seatbelt.

“They are a simple but life-saving device and it is against the law to travel without one.

“It is especially worrying that young children are not being strapped-in. We would like to remind drivers that it is their responsibility not to put young people’s lives at risk in this way.”