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#70176 - 22nd Mar 2005 7:14pm seat belts !
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i no evryone forgets to put there seat belt on now and then but a mate of mine got pulled the other day and got a £30 fine ! just thought i wud let u no ! so wear ya seatbelts and the £30 cud go on ur car !

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#70177 - 22nd Mar 2005 7:59pm Re: seat belts !
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Just a bit of Info on the Seatbelts issue



For your own and others' safety, the law requires you to use a seat belt if one is fitted.

In a crash at 30mph, if you are unrestrained, you will hit the front seat, and anyone in it, with a force of between 30 and 60 times your own body weight.

In law:
  • You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted. There are few exceptions to this and the driver is liable to prosecution if a child under 14 years does not wear a seat belt.
  • You must not carry an unrestrained child in the front seat of any vehicle.
  • Children under three years travelling in the front of any vehicle must be carried in an appropriate child restraint. The adult belt may not be used.
  • If an appropriate child restraint or seat belt is available for use in the front, but not in the rear, children between 3 and 11 and under 1.5m in height must use the front seat restraint or seat belt.



the law affects the front seats of all vehicles, including vans, coaches, buses and goods vehicles where seat belts are fitted. Rear seats of cars and small minibuses where seat belts are fitted. Whilst the law does not presently require seat belts to be worn in the rear seats of larger minibuses or coaches, they should be used if fitted.

Any more info needed, ask in this topic and I'll find the relevent info happy

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#70178 - 22nd Mar 2005 8:30pm Re: seat belts !
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thnx meesh mate ! keep up the good moddin work !

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#70179 - 22nd Mar 2005 9:47pm Re: seat belts !
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i no this the hard way as i also recieved a £30 fine although the prat of an officer followed me all the way from bhead bus depot to leasowe train station just to do it!

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#70180 - 23rd Mar 2005 5:53pm Re: seat belts !
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i always wear my seat belt now, ater my mate had a crash, he was lucky he got away but he was in a coma for 3 months. but sum ppl aint as lucky as him?!?!
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#70181 - 23rd Mar 2005 10:23pm Re: seat belts !
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i know i should wear mine but i refuse as much as i can because 3 of my crashes i would have been killed if i wore it.

i deserve a fine and points for breaking the law but its my choice.

great work meesh
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#70182 - 24th Mar 2005 7:30am Re: seat belts !
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how wud it of killed you jim?!?!?
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#70183 - 24th Mar 2005 5:42pm Re: seat belts !
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Here we go then meesh doh

Adult Passenger 14 years and upwards?

So if your 14years old and above,
you are responsible. (Not the driver).

So who would get fined?
As i'm assuming that 14year olds are exempt from Prosecution.
So does this mean the "Parents" of the child sitting in the seat will end up paying?
As it may not be the "Drivers" Child with out a belt on?

Bit of a puzzeler that one? think
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#70184 - 24th Mar 2005 8:19pm Re: seat belts !
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i think the child who is 14 gets the fine, its just up to the family who pays it??

i thought the age wud of been at least 16 or even 18, cuz thats wen ur meant to still be a child and under ur parents supervision???
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#70185 - 25th Mar 2005 9:12am Re: seat belts !
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yeah i think it is 16 year of age
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#70186 - 25th Mar 2005 11:35pm Re: seat belts !
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I thought it was 16 years too?!? think

I always wear mine smile

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#70187 - 26th Mar 2005 11:20am Re: seat belts !
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I cant really get away from not wearing a seat belt as i have one of the annoying lights and beeps that comes on when i havn't put it on. It goes off a lot as well, but at least it reminds me smile

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#70188 - 1st Apr 2005 9:40pm Re: seat belts !
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got a fine last nite not 2 happy about coz they where behind me from upton 2 birkenhead got 2 find sum sum money 2 pay 4 it now

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#70189 - 3rd Apr 2005 2:57pm Re: seat belts !
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Registered: 26th Jul 2004
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If they were behind ya from Upton to Birkenhead, surely that should have made ya think, poo, aint got me seatbelt on and "slyly" put it on whilst drivin? then when they pulled ya over they couldnt use that against ya and ya wouldnt have the fine?

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#70190 - 3rd Apr 2005 10:41pm Re: seat belts !
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i did put it on when i seen them bu ti did not think at the time coz i had alot on me mind

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