Tasmania Police Seatbelts Save Lives campaign continues

Five Northern drivers were caught without seatbelts in the past week.

Tasmania Police continue to crackdown on seatbelts as part of an ongoing campaign in the North – Seatbelts Save Lives.

The campaign kicked off in July last year and so far, 602 drivers have been fined for either not wearing a seatbelt or wearing it incorrectly.

Pushing the campaign is Senior Sergeant Nick Clark, who has been a police officer for more than 20 years and a crash investigator for six years.

He said the importance of seatbelts “cannot be underestimated”.

“The fact is that people die in “survivable crashes” as a result of failure to wear or not correctly wear seatbelts and this is something that police want to take action on,” Senior Sergeant Clark said.

In Tasmania, the penalty for not wearing a seatbelt is $300 and three demerit points.