Motorists penalised in north Suffolk

ALMOST 250 motorists across Suffolk ignored a police crackdown and failed to belt up.The 'disappointing' number saw 235 Fixed Penalty Notices issued to people not wearing a seatbelt or not using the appropriate child restraints.

ALMOST 250 motorists across Suffolk ignored a police crackdown and failed to belt up.

The 'disappointing' number saw 235 Fixed Penalty Notices issued to people not wearing a seatbelt or not using the appropriate child restraints.

Police took part in a week-long European seatbelt enforcement campaign between Monday, February 16 and Sunday, February 22 as officers were deployed across the county.

Of the 235 FPNs issued, 234 were given in relation to adults not wearing a seatbelt and one in relation to a child, with the recipients incurring a minimum of an instant �30 fine.


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This follows an enforcement campaign, organised by the Suffolk Roadsafe Partnership and supported by The Journal last year, that ran from September 1 to December 31, when 1,711 motorists were caught without a seatbelt.

Chief Insp Mike Bacon from the Roads Policing Unit said: 'We are still finding people who are putting their lives at risk.'

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