Driver fined for travelling with four children under 12 without seatbelts
Not wearing a seatbelt is the second biggest cause of road deaths
Gardai have fined a motorist for driving with four young children who were not wearing seatbelts.
Gardai said the four children under the age of 12 had no restraints as the seven-seater car had the back seats folded down for shopping.
Tralee Gardai stop 7 seater. with 4 kids under 12 no restraints on back seat. Rearmost seats folded down for the shopping. FCPN to follow pic.twitter.com/PHrFubV9Td— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 7, 2017
A fixed charge penalty notice will be issued following the incident, according to gardai.
Not wearing a seatbelt is found to be the second biggest cause of road deaths behind speeding.
Under legislation, drivers are required to ensure that under 17s wear an appropriate restraint system.