Police issue 27 tickets to driver not wearing seat belts during safety campaign
An 11-day campaign by Lincolnshire Police aimed at drivers not wearing seat belts resulted in 27 on-the-spot fines, it has been confirmed.
The campaign saw drivers across the county targeted during the first two weeks of July as part of a national #StandingUpForBeltingUp effort to highlight the law on wearing seat belts in vehicles.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: "Out of the 27 tickets issued, 24 were given to men and three to women.
"Of those, 20 were issued to drivers failing to wear their seatbelts, five to passengers and two to drivers for children not being restrained.
"Ten tickets were given to people aged in their 20s, four to people in their 30s, seven were in their 50s, two in their 60s and one who was in their 70s.
"The purpose of a seatbelt is to keep people in place during impact and they are designed to work with a vehicle's safety system, if there is one.
"When someone is unrestrained in a vehicle, this places all occupants in real danger as anyone not restrained will carry on travelling if a vehicle comes to a sudden stop, causing injuries to others as they move and often leave the vehicle.
"Seat belts literally save lives and reduce the risk of death or serious injury."