PCC Martin Surl visits Stroud to remind drivers seatbelts save lives
8:01am Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
POLICE and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl visited Stroud to promote road safety as part of operation wheeled respect.
Suzette Davenport, chief constable of Gloucestershire Constabulary, said: “Seatbelts save lives. It really is that simple.
“You are twice as likely to die in a car crash if you are not wearing a seatbelt - odds which should make you think twice before you get behind the wheel without belting up,” said Mrs Davenport.
“As a driver you also have a duty of care to ensure your passengers wear their seatbelts, especially young passengers who may not be old enough to take responsibility for themselves.
“Sadly as police officers we know all too well the consequences of not taking seatbelts seriously.
“It takes two seconds to put on a seatbelt, but it could add years to your life.”
PCC Martin Surl said: “Safe driving is one of my key priorities so events like Saturday's are really important in getting that message across.”
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