More than 500 cars stopped in Sussex Police crackdown

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PEOPLE continue to ignore the law and are not wearing a seatbelt in cars.

Sussex Police stopped 578 people for not wearing a seatbelt, including five cars in which children were not belted up.

Offenders were given £60 fines.

The week-long operation was run with the help of Sussex Safer Roads Partnership.

Officers carried out high-visibility roadside checks, as well as patrols in unmarked cars.

Sergeant Phil Duffy, from Sussex Police Road Policing Unit, said: ‘This year we stopped an increased number of people who were not wearing a seatbelt.

‘Seatbelts save lives and Sussex Police is committed to keeping people safe on the roads.

‘A concerted effort has been made by officers to target drivers and their passengers who are not wearing a seatbelt.

‘It is disappointing to see that people continue to flout the law. Although this campaign has now ended we enforce seatbelt use throughout the year. If you don’t use your seatbelt without good reason you can expect to be stopped.’