Safety campaign: Mid Ulster police to clampdown on drivers not wearing seatbelts and using phones

Mid Ulster PSNI have been stopping motorists spotted using their mobile phone or not wearing seatbelts while driving.
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The initiative is aimed at making motorists more responsible and the roads safer, will continue until the end of February.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Reducing deaths and serious injury on our roads is a policing priority and we all have our part to play in keeping our roads safe.

“You must wear a seatbelt. It could save your life and the lives of others around you. Not wearing a seatbelt increases your chances of suffering serious injury and reduces your chances of surviving a crash.

Seat belt is a safety strap or harness designed to hold a person securely in a seat, as in a motor vehicle or aircraft. Also called safety belt. Credit: Getty ImagesSeat belt is a safety strap or harness designed to hold a person securely in a seat, as in a motor vehicle or aircraft. Also called safety belt. Credit: Getty Images
Seat belt is a safety strap or harness designed to hold a person securely in a seat, as in a motor vehicle or aircraft. Also called safety belt. Credit: Getty Images
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“Not wearing a seatbelt causes death and serious injuries. Not wearing a seatbelt is a crime.

“When driving, your focus should be on the road and what other road users are doing, free from any distraction, so with this in mind, put the mobile phone down.

"Using a mobile phone causes crashes. Using a mobile phone whilst driving, is a crime.”