Seatbelt enforcement operation takes place all this week

Published Mon, 14/03/2016 - 06:08

Police officers across Europe will be conducting seatbelt checks throughout this week (14 to 20 March). Vehicle occupants who do not wear their seatbelt will be issued with a penalty.

TISPOL President Aidan Reid says:  “Using a seatbelt is a quick and simple task; it’s also a highly effective way of reducing the consequences of a collision. That’s why wearing a seatbelt is not a matter of personal choice, but is compulsory for drivers and passengers in every European country.

“Yet there are still drivers and passengers who for whatever reason do not use a seatbelt.

“We urge drivers to take responsibility for their own safety and for the safety of their passengers, by ensuring everyone wears a seatbelt on every road journey. After all, the use of seatbelts is the single most effective method of reducing fatalities and serious injuries in motor vehicle collisions.”