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Rishi Sunak fined by Lancashire Police for not wearing seatbelt


UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined by Lancashire Police for not wearing a seat belt while filming a social media video in a car. According to Lancashire Police, who have “reviewed” the situation, a fixed penalty notice for Sunak’s failure to wear a seat belt will result in a £100 fine. In its statement, Lancashire Police called Sunak “a 42-year-old man from London”.

“Following the spread of a video on social media showing an individual not wearing a seat belt while a passenger in a moving car in Lancashire, today (Friday 20 January) we issued a conditional restraining order against a 42-year-old man from London. recommend fixed punishment,” Lancashire Police said in a statement.

Sunak expressed regret over his actions. Sunak points to the camera in a video clip uploaded to Instagram while the car is moving and he’s not wearing a seat belt. According to his spokesman, Sunak made a “brief error” while wearing a seat belt for a social media clip while on a tour of the north of England.

Sunak posted a video to his Instagram account promoting the most recent round of government “level up” funds. Sunak can be seen talking to the camera for about a minute while cars move forward and police bicycles quickly arrive in the distance.

“It was a mistake and he has apologized,” the spokesman said, adding that the prime minister was in favor of people wearing seat belts.

Also read: The camera caught the British Prime Minister not wearing a seat belt when promoting the government’s election campaign

Unless they have a legal medical exemption, UK passengers found not wearing a seat belt while driving could face an immediate £100 fine, with the amount rising to £500 if the case is brought up. court.

In the UK, drivers are responsible for passengers under the age of 14 and passengers must ensure their seat belts are fastened if seat belts are installed on cars, lorries and other cargo vehicles. Passengers must be at least 14 years old to sit on the bus. Being in a vehicle operated by the police, fire or other rescue service is also an exception, as is having a doctor’s note for medical reasons.

(With agency input)

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