Drivers urged to ‘belt up’

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, is backing Gwent Police’s call for motorists to wear their seat belts.

He said: “Last year a quarter of all people who were killed in road traffic collisions in Gwent were not wearing a seat belt.

“There is no doubt at all that seat belts save lives and help prevent serious injury.

“Failure to wear a seat belt can result in an on-the-spot fine of £100. If prosecuted the maximum fine is £500.

“So please, don’t put your own and others’ lives at risk, stay safe and belt up.”