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53 morons found not wearing seatbelts

By johnboy 3 April 2013 23

ACT Policing caught 53 drivers during March for not wearing a seatbelt after a targeted operation involving Traffic Operations and General Duties patrols.

Traffic Operations, Superintendent Kylie Flower said that seatbelts saved lives, and that drivers also carried the full responsibility for their passengers wearing seatbelts.

“Seatbelts are a proven safety feature and there’s no excuse for not wearing one. You greatly reduce the chances of being killed or seriously injured in a collision if you’re wearing a seat belt and that belt is properly adjusted,” Superintendent Flower said.

“It is an offence to drive while not wearing your seatbelt or to permit passengers of any age to travel in your car without seatbelts.”

“It’s also crucial to ensure all children travelling in the vehicle are correctly restrained in a suitable approved child restraint which is properly fastened and adjusted, or occupy a seating position fitted with a suitable seatbelt and wear the seatbelt properly adjusted and fastened, even for short trips.”

ACT Policing statistics show that 709 individuals were given a traffic infringement notice (TIN) for driving without a seatbelt in 2012 (up 147 on 2011).

So far in 2013 there has been 111 TINs issued for individuals driving without a seatbelt in the ACT.

The fine for not having a seatbelt properly fastened is $303 + 3 demerit points.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Solidarity 10:04 am 04 Apr 13

screaming banshee said :

1997 called, the hippy chick from Life Support wants her idea back.

tim_c 9:16 am 04 Apr 13

pink little birdie said :

…The car in front of my partner slowed down for a kangaroo so he did and the car behind him. She didn’t. This was College street so 8:15pm last week.

Being College St, she was probably tailgating because she was enraged that the car in front was going 60km/h in the 60km/h zone.

Deref 7:53 am 04 Apr 13

Roadrage77 said :

One must not interfere with natural selection.

They’re doing us a favour since they stand a more than even chance of removing themselves from the gene pool.

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