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.