SEAT­BELT USE UN­DER MI­CRO­SCOPE

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch - - Su­per­in­ten­dent Dom Wood

PO­LICE this month will fo­cus on road users who fail to wear seat­belts. Re­search shows that road users who do not use ap­pro­pri­ate re­straints are 10 times more likely to suf­fer se­ri­ous or fa­tal in­juries in a crash. Of­fi­cers will pay par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to seat­belts dur­ing Op­er­a­tion Tre­vandy in Au­gust. From Jan­uary to July 24, fail­ure to wear a seat­belt was a causal or con­tribut­ing fac­tor in 19 road deaths, while another 22 peo­ple suf­fered life-chang­ing in­juries. Any­one who is caught can ex­pect to re­ceive a fine from $550 and four de­merit points, to $900 and four de­merit points.”

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