drivers warned as police launch new road safety campaign
in Burnham-On-Sea are being ordered to belt up as police take
part in a Europe-wide road safety campaign running from September
patrols will be on the lookout for anyone breaking the law in
the Burnham and Highbridge area, sending out the message that
seatbelts should be worn in all seats in all vehicles.
wearing a seatbelt is one of what police call the 'fatal four'
driving offences. The others are speeding, drink and drug driving,
and using a mobile phone while driving.
will be enforcing seatbelt legislation either through education
or enforcement with the aim of reducing the number of people killed
year, 2011, in Somerset a total of 1,567 fixed penalty £60
fines were issued to drivers for seatbelt offences.
Insp John Holt of Avon and Somerset's Operations and Roads Policing
Unit said: "This seatbelt campaign is part of our on-going
commitment to reducing the number of people who are killed or
seriously injured on our roads."
people wouldn't dream of driving even a short distance without
belting up, but those who do break the law should know that we
will take action against them to help make the roads safer for