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Over 122,000 penalties issued in European seatbelt campaign

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Officers in 23 countries across Europe stopped vehicle occupants of all ages who were observed not using seatbelts.

The campaign in February was co-ordinated by TISPOL, the pan-European traffic police organisation.

TISPOL president Javier Sanchez Ferragut said: 'It is well documented that seatbelts significantly reduce the loss of life and degree of severe injury in the event of a road traffic collision. Research provides us with the valuable knowledge that seatbelts save lives.  Where vehicle occupants choose not to wear a seatbelt, the law is clear and the police enforce the law as we know lives are saved as a result of seatbelt enforcement. Those people who chose not to wear a seatbelt expose themselves and their fellow passengers to the risk of fatal or serious injury cosequences.'

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