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A TOTAL of 441 people, including six children, were caught not wearing seatbelts in vehicles by police as part of a crackdown.

From March 10 to 16 there was a huge operation to enforce the seatbelt law – which came into effect in 1983.

As reported in The News, part of the operation took place in Portsmouth where more than 100 people were caught. Those who were caught may face a fine of up to £500 or will be offered the chance to go on an awareness course as an alternative.

Sergeant Rob Heard, head of road safety, said: ‘Remember the old saying “clunk click every trip”? It’s still very relevant today.’