Wear your seatbelt - or face a �60 fine!

MOTORISTS caught without a seatbelt in Hertfordshire will now be slapped with a �60 on the spot fine. Previously, the maximum fixed penalty that could be levied by police was �30. The government has decided to

MOTORISTS caught without a seatbelt in Hertfordshire will now be slapped with a �60 on the spot fine.

Previously, the maximum fixed penalty that could be levied by police was �30.

The government has decided to double the fine after a consultation found that many motorists still don't comply with seatbelt laws.

Additionally, new legislation stipulates the number of passengers, including children in a car, must now not exceed the number of seats fitted with seatbelts.

For a free seatbelt leaflet, call Barbara Crane at the county council's road safety team on 01992 556814 or at barbara.crane@hertscc.gov.uk