West Yorkshire Police issues stern seatbelt warning as drivers are ticketed in Yeadon, Guiseley and Rawdon

West Yorkshire Police has issued a stern warning to drivers about seatbelts after officers handed out a number of tickets over the weekend.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:45 pm

Tickets were given to 10 drivers in Yeadon, Guiseley and Rawdon on Saturday night for various offences - including four for driving without a seatbelt.

The targeted roads included Victoria Avenue and Green Lane in Yeadon and the A65 from Guiseley to Horsforth.

Officers also patrolled local retail parks following concerns of antisocial vehicle use in car parks.

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photo: West Yorkshire Police - Leeds North West

Police warned that using a seatbelt 'only takes a second and could save your life' as they said it continues to be one of the most-commonly issued tickets despite the speed and ease of its use.

North west Leeds police officers shared the information about their patrols in a social media post: "On Saturday night, officers from West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit completed a shift in Yeadon, Guiseley & Rawdon to supplement the daily work done by NPT.

"Specific roads targeted this time included (but not limited to): Victoria Avenue (Yeadon) Green Lane (Yeadon) The A65 all the way through from Guiseley to Horsforth & also local Retail Parks (In response to concerns of antisocial vehicle use).

"10 Drivers were given tickets for various offences, of which four were for driving without a seatbelt. Clicking in a seatbelt couldn't be quicker or easier to do, yet it continues to be one of the most-commonly given tickets.

"Please remember to use a seatbelt, it only takes a second & could save your life."