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Day of action on seatbelts

POLICE officers in Shetland will be out in force today (Monday) to check on drivers and passengers that they are wearing seatbelts.

Shetland police will be highlighting the importance of wearing a seatbelt, and the responsibility of adults to ensure that children are also wearing the appropriate seatbelt.

Sergeant Paul Daley said the police wanted to encourage the use of the seatbelt in advance of the day of action.

Success of the day for Shetland police would be to detect no offenders. We would hope that all drivers would appreciate the important safety message being sent out and encourage all motorists on Shetlands roads to be safe wear their seatbelts,” he said.

Drivers and passengers found not to wear a seatbelt could be issued with a fixed penalty notice or, in some circumstances, reported to the procurator fiscal.