Over 600 people put their lives at risk in Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 11:14 31 January 2017 | UPDATED: 11:14 31 January 2017

Over 600 people put their lives at risk in Hertfordshire.

Over 600 people put their lives at risk in Hertfordshire.

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Over 600 people were fined for putting their lives at risk of a potential ‘horrific consequence’ by not wearing seatbelts in Hertfordshire last year.

The table above shows the number of tickets issued each month in 2016 up until the end of November. December’s figures are still being processed by the police.The table above shows the number of tickets issued each month in 2016 up until the end of November. December’s figures are still being processed by the police.

Police have today revealed that from January 2016 to November 2016, 648 people were fined by Hertfordshire Constabulary for not wearing a seatbelt.

In February 2016 160 people were caught not wearing a seatbelt, in the month before only 24 people were caught and issued fines.

Traffic Sergeant Ian Manley, from the Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “You are much more likely to be involved in a fatal road collision if you’re not wearing this life-saving piece of equipment.

“The consequences of not wearing a belt when involved in a collision are potentially horrific.

“Those caught not using the life-saving device can be fined up to £500.”


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