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Operation Belt Up

Police LightsPutting on a seatbelt should be second nature to drivers; however more than 60 South Australian motorists had to be reminded of the importance at the weekend.

The state-wide, three-day campaign Operation Belt Up finished on Sunday with a total of 64 drivers being stopped by police for failing to wear their seatbelt.

The Officer in Charge of the Traffic Support Branch, Superintendent Bob Gray, said seatbelts are one of the most effective and simple things that help save lives.

“We want to make sure drivers, motorbike riders, cyclists and pedestrians all think about their behaviour and how it impacts other road users,” he said.

Mr Gray went on to remind motorists of Operation Home Safe which runs through July focusing on all the offences linked with fatal and serious road crashes.

“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and we want everyone to get home safe.”

As it stands, there have been 61 deaths on SA roads 10 of which happened on Yorke Mid North, Far North and Eyre Western roads.

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