Fines warning over seatbelts

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MOTORISTS are warned they face a £500 fine if caught driving without a seatbelt.

A new road safety campaign launched in South Yorkshire will see drivers without seatbelts issued with £60 on-the-spot fixed penalty notices.

Those who contest them and end up in court could face up to £500 fines.

Motorists are also responsible for anyone aged under 14 not wearing a seatbelt in their cars, and face a £60 penalty for each child failing to comply.

Superintendent Eddie Murphy, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Whether you’re in your own car, driving with a friend, or a passenger in a taxi it is vital you wear your seatbelt. It could save your life in a collision.”