Police report driver for carrying unrestrained child
Police have reported a driver for carrying unrestrained passengers in their vehicle. Met Police officers in Havering said their attention was drawn to the offending car when it slammed on its brakes in the middle of a roundabout after spotting their patrol vehicle. Officers pulled the car over and noticed that there were not enough seats for all the occupants to be securely fastened.
According to a tweet from the force, those without seatbelts included a child. READ MORE: Heartbreaking tribute to loved mum ‘unlawfully killed’ when London bus ran red light Tweeting at 11:50 pm on Friday night (November 12), MPS Havering wrote: “How to draw attention to yourself – slam your breaks on and stop on a roundabout when seeing Police – just like this driver.
Stopped by #EAtaskforce @MPSHavering having driven from Northampton with more occupants that seats! “Including an unrestrained child… driver reported.” Under UK law, you can be fined up to GBP500 if caught not wearing a seatbelt.
Children must also be fastened in the correct car seat for their height or weight until they reach 135 centimetres tall or their 12th birthday, whichever is first.
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