Search

‘It’s basic safety!’ Police to sweep Norfolk and Suffolk in seatbelt blitz

PUBLISHED: 11:56 10 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:58 10 March 2018

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk will spend a week looking out for people not wearing seatbelts, as part of a Europe-wide crackdown. Picture: Press Association

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk will spend a week looking out for people not wearing seatbelts, as part of a Europe-wide crackdown. Picture: Press Association

Archant

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk will be targeting drivers and passengers who do not belt-up during a week-long enforcement campaign.

Checks will be carried out as part of the Europe-wide TISPOL seatbelt enforcement initiative, which begins on Monday and runs until Sunday March 18.

Officers from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit will be conducting checks on motorists and their passengers across both counties. Those who are not wearing one could be fined or face further action.

During the last TISPOL campaign in September last year, 99 people in Norfolk were caught driving without a seatbelt.

Head of the Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, said: “Wearing seatbelt is such a basic piece of road safety advice that it is hard to believe some people still fail to belt up.”

Anyone caught not wearing a seatbelt may be issued with a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) and face a fine, points on their licence or even court action.

Other News

19 minutes ago

The owner of a hotel in Great Yarmouth has put his 41 bedroom landmark building up for sale to “test its valuation” following two years of substantial investment.

Few places nationwide voted more in favour of leaving the European Union than Great Yarmouth.

14:35

The sister of murder victim Hannah Witheridge has described as an “absolute atrocity” the actions of a tormenter troll who set up a “dark and unusual” fake profile in Hannah’s name

A young girl left severely disabled after mistakes were made during her birth at a Norfolk hospital will receive an extra £600,000 in damages.

Most Read

Yesterday, 12:29

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman following a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Tue, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Yesterday, 14:51

Homes are going up on a pub’s garden as it looks for ways to thrive.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:20

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Read more
Norwich
Mon, 11:17

A man remains in hospital with serious injuries after his car crashed into a telephone pole and tree before landing in a ditch.

Read more
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy