Police in new belt crackdown

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POLICE officers across South Yorkshire are crackling down on motorists who flout the law and fail to belt up.

This week the county’s force is taking part in a European-wide initiative, where enforcement activity will be carried out and advice leaflets issued to motorists warning them of the consequences, including a maximum fine of £500.

Chief Inspector Stuart Walne, head of roads policing for South Yorkshire said: “Some people are less likely to use seatbelts on short or familiar journeys.

“If you’re involved in a collision and not wearing a seatbelt you have a far worse chance of suffering serious injuries or even being killed.

“Taking a few seconds to put on a seatbelt should be a natural action every time you get in a car.”