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Bucks mounts belt up campaign
Drivers and passengers in Buckinghamshire were recently stopped as part of an ongoing campaign to promote the importance of wearing a seatbelt.
The county's road safety team, in partnership with Thames Valley Police, visited two sites in Beaconsfield to carry out enforcement. The main offenders stopped during the hour-long session, carried out near schools, were parents dropping off children and people travelling to work.
Drivers were given the opportunity to have the £30 fine waived by attending a two-hour seatbelt awareness workshop, which explores the benefits of using a belt and challenge pre-conceived views.
The school locations were picked after earlier observations showed that nearly 40% of drivers and passengers were not wearing their seat belts.
For more information contact John Neil on 01494 586620.