Front and Back, Belt up – never take the risk!
During 2010, over 2,000 motorists from across Wales were prosecuted for not wearing a seatbelt during a multi-agency crackdown. Cardiff Council’s Road Safety Team is continuing to push home the importance of partnership working in cracking down on offenders and reducing the number of serious injuries and fatalities on our city’s roads.
- Welsh Police Forces
- Fire & Ambulance Services
- Neighbouring Local Authorities
- Partner Agencies
Front and Back, Belt up – never take the risk
Every year 1,000s lives are saved in the UK as a direct result of wearing a seatbelt. They only take a second to click into place, but can produce a lifetime of repercussions if ignored.
The consequences of not belting up can be fatal and we are determined to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
The Welsh Emergency Services will continue to be robust in their efforts to ensure all drivers and passengers are being safe and buckling up.
Police Officers carry out patrols to stop and fine drivers and passengers of all ages not wearing seatbelts, those who choose to risk their lives by not wearing a seatbelt could receive a £60 Fixed Penalty Notice or be summonsed to Court and face fines up to £500.
Wearing a seatbelt can mean the difference between life and death, so both drivers and passengers need to realise the importance of belting up not only for their own safety but for others also.
There are five main contributory factors in fatal road traffic collisions, Seat belts are just one of them.