Sussex Police tighten up on seatbelts


SUSSEX Police have cracked down on parents whose children were not wearing seatbelts this month.

During the week-long operation, 194 people were found in cars being driven either without seatbelts or wearing them unsafely, including two children.

A police spokesman said drivers were responsible for ensuring that children they were carrying in their vehicles were wearing seat belts, and the adults received the punishment.

Sergeant Carl Knapp said: “There is no excuse for not wearing a seat belt safely.

“Seat belts save lives and reduce the injuries that people can suffer if they are involved in an accident.”

Each of the offenders is now being assessed to determine if they should be handed a £100 fine or offered the chance to complete a road 
safety awareness course.