1 September 2009
Capita Symonds is working with the Welsh emergency
services on this year’s All Wales Seatbelt Campaign.
Gwent Police will lead the campaign warning motorists and
passengers that they are risking their lives by not wearing belts
and issuing fixed penalty notices to those who choose to flout the
The campaign, involving Gwent Police, South Wales Police, Dyfed
Powys Police and North Wales Police, will run for two weeks in
September. The first week of the campaign coincides with a similar
Europe-wide campaign by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police
Teaming up with Capita Symonds' Cwmbran office and South
Wales Fire & Rescue Service, the campaign will focus on
education - to raise awareness of the dangers and possible
consequence of not wearing a seatbelt - and enforcement.
Officers will be out on the roads stopping and fining drivers
and passengers of all ages not wearing seatbelts. Motorists and
passengers who chose to risk their lives by not taking the simple
step of wearing a seatbelt could receive a Fixed Penalty Notice -
the price of which has recently doubled from £30 to £60 - or be
summonsed to court where they could face fines of up to £500.
As an alternative to prosecution, motorists and passengers will
be given the opportunity to attend a showing of a film on the
dangers of not wearing seatbelts. 2866 people were caught not
wearing seatbelts in the 2008 campaign which ran between September
8 and 21.
about the campaign