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Traffic police catch 1,588 people without seat belts in 2 weeks

April 22, 2019 at 3:43pm

Police said on Monday that a total of 1,588 drivers or passengers of cars were caught not wearing a seat belt, during a road safety campaign between April 8-21.

They said that 1,577 people were found without seat belts in the front seats of vehicles. There were also 11 cases where  child seats were not used.

Authorities have proposed raising the fine for driving without a helmet and seat belt from €85 to €300. They also propose doubling the penalty points for drivers from 3 to 6.

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Parliament moves to raise traffic fines, €300 for seat belts