Campaign: BELT UP! - The ALL Wales Seatbelt Campaign
Launch Date: Monday 13th March 2017
'Belting up can save a life', people will be warned as part of an All Wales campaign stressing the dangers of not wearing seatbelts.
During the operation officers are warning drivers they are risking their lives by not wearing belts, and are cracking down on motorists and passengers who refuse to belt up. Not wearing a seatbelt can be a fatal decision even on short, familiar journeys and at low speeds. As a driver you are responsible for ensuring that passengers under the age of 14 are wearing a seatbelt, or using the correct child restraint for their height and age.
Although most road users are fully aware of the potential consequences of not wearing a seatbelt, police officers throughout Wales will be clamping down on those who continue to ignore the law, endangering all road users.
Drivers and passengers who fail to wear seatbelts in the front and back of vehicles are breaking the law. You're also only allowed 1 person in each seat fitted with a seat belt. If you're caught without a seat belt you face an on-the-spot fine of £100. If prosecuted in court, the maximum fine is £500
The two week enforcement campaign will run throughout Wales from Monday, March 13 to Sunday, March 26 2017.