MORE than one hundred people, including two children, were found not wearing seatbelts during a week-long police crackdown.

Roads policing officers across the Cleveland and Durham force areas supported a national campaign last month and found 136 people not wearing safety restraints.

Inspector Ed Turner from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “Time and time again we see people risking their lives by not wearing their seatbelt. It takes only seconds to put on and could make an immeasurable difference in the event of a collision.

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“The risk also exists to others travelling in the vehicle, who could be impacted by someone who isn’t strapped in."