Cambridgeshire police and crime commissioner Sir Graham Bright urges motorists to belt up

PUBLISHED: 10:45 12 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:45 12 September 2014

Sir Graham Bright is backing a campaign urging motorists to belt up

Sir Graham Bright is backing a campaign urging motorists to belt up

Archant

A police commissioner is backing a campaign to encourage motorists and passengers to wear their life-saving seatbelts.

Sir Graham Bright, Cambridgeshire’s police and crime commissioner, is urging motorists to belt up after European Union research was released showing that 50 per cent of people who die in road accidents could have survived if wearing a seatbelt.

“Road safety is one of the biggest concerns the public raises with me,” said Sir Graham.

“The chance of serious injury is greatly increased if you are not wearing a seatbelt and can have long term consequences for both the injured as well as their families. So please belt up and make sure those in the car with you do likewise.”

Throughout September, Cambridgeshire police will be targeting those who don’t wear seatbelts on county roads and raising awareness of the dangers of not belting up. Those caught not wearing a belt can be fined up to £500.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

11:52

A trio of Meldreth pupils has met the Greater Cambridge Partnership Board, to promote the Melbourn to Royston cycle/walking link.

14:52

For young families looking to leave London, Great Chesterford is an easy commute to the capital, Cambridge and a selection of good schools, providing the best of both country and city living.

Yesterday, 17:57

Pupils at Therfield First School have taken part in their Gift of Giving project – which is now an annual tradition.

Yesterday, 16:25

Police have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to as part of enquiries following an incident of shoplifting in Royston yesterday afternoon.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy