MORE than 60 motorists were stopped in Cheshire for not wearing a seatbelt during a week-long national campaign.

Those caught were handed a £100 fixed penalty notice as well advice by officers about the consequences of not wearing a seatbelt. 

Inspector Steve Griffiths, of Cheshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “In the space of a week officers stopped and dealt with more than 60 motorists who failed to protect themselves by wearing a seatbelt. 

“It is this simple – if any of these people had been in a road traffic collision last week, their risk of death would have dramatically increased and officers could have been delivering the tragic news to their families. 

"It is therefore imperative that drivers and their passengers realise they are not invincible and are made fully aware of the huge risks and dangers they face."