Warning on seatbelt safety on school run

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OFFICERS from Scarborough and Ryedale Road Safety Group have been operating in the area recently to gather data on whether road users in the borough are wearing seatbelts.

Local schools and colleges have been targeted due to concerns raised about children being unrestrained on the school run.

In some instances these concerns have been found to be valid.

At each location the initial survey will be followed up by Police enforcement in the area and fines will issued where people are seen to be flouting the seatbelts laws.

The driver is legally responsible for ensuring the correct restraint is worn unless the passenger is aged 14 years and above and then they become responsible for themselves.

If you are convicted of failing to wear a seat belt as a driver or passenger, you could face a fine of up to £500.