Police warn drivers on seat belt laws as boy spotted standing in back of car

Drivers have been issued an urgent warning about wearing seatbelts behind the wheel.

According to GOV.UK, you must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the chair you're using.

And if you're caught not wearing a strap, you could receive a fine of up to £500.

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Now motorists have been warned after a boy was spotted waving at police officers without a seatbelt on from inside a vehicle.

It is believed the incident happened in Sheffield earlier this month.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police's Operational Support Team took to Facebook to warn drivers.

They said: "On Tuesday (June 14) a woman was stopped in Firth Park in Sheffield for having an unrestrained child in her car.

"Our officer's attention was drawn to the two-year-old who was stood up on the back of the car when the little boy waved to him.

"Seat belts save lives, and securely fastened, correctly fitting car seats save the lives of children.

"We're asking you to make sure your child is strapped in and safe while travelling, it's YOUR responsibility."

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The post continued: "The driver was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice for having a child under three unrestrained.

"If you're unsure, more information about car and booster seats can be found on the Government website."

The news comes after drivers were issued with another "life and death" warning.

Motorists have been told their lives could be at risk as battery thieves target temporary road signs and traffic lights.

The British Metal Recycling Association (BMRA) said the problem with hundreds of signs and traffic lights is getting out of hand.

It warned members to remain vigilant and look out for anyone attempting to steal batteries.

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