Twenty people were caught not wearing a seatbelt during a police operation in Melton highlighting the four main causes of serious and fatal crashes.
The FATAL4 operations are designed to reinforce concerns about speeding, using mobile phones while driving, not wearing seatbelts and drinking and driving.
Today’s (Tuesday) operation, which took place on Burton Street and Burton Road from 9am to 12.45pm, saw 25 offences committed, 20 of which were people not wearing a seat belt. The others were someone using a mobile phone while driving, a person driving with an expired MOT, two people given advisory notices for their brake lights being out and a section 165 vehicle seizure for having an incorrect licence. Offenders were dealt with by the police.
A police spokesman said: “Road safety is very important with dangerous vehicles, uninsured drivers and mobile phone users causing death and serious injury and also raising the cost of insurance for us all.”