Driver reported to social services after two children, aged three and six, caught by police not wearing seat belts in car

A DRIVER has been reported to social services after two children were caught not wearing seat belts in a car by police.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 8:25 am

Officers stopped a vehicle in Chichester on Monday evening before finding the young children had no form of protection while in the back of the car.

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‘Two children in the rear aged three and six were not wearing seat belts or in any form of child restraint,’ a post from Sussex Roads Police said on Twitter.

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‘The vehicle also had an under inflated tyre. Driver reported and report submitted to social services.’

By law, you must wear a seat belt in cars and goods vehicles where one is fitted.

According to gov.uk, You can be fined up to £500 if a child under 14 isn’t in the correct car seat or wearing a seat belt while you’re driving.

The law states that you must make sure that any children in the vehicle you’re driving are; in the correct car seat for their height or weight until they reach 135cm tall or their 12th birthday and wearing a seat belt if they’re 12 or 13 years old, or younger and over 135cm tall.

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