UK PM Rishi Sunak fined by police for not wearing seatbelt

UK PM Rishi Sunak. [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

The UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined for not wearing a seatbelt in a moving car. He was filming a social media video in the car without his seatbelt on, Lancashire Police in a tweet

Sunak’s spokesperson said, “That was a brief error of judgement. The PM removed his seatbelt to film a small clip. He fully accepts that this was a mistake and apologises for it.”

“The Prime Minister believes everyone should wear a seatbelt,” the spokesperson added.

According to UK rules, if a passenger is caught without a seatbelt in a moving car, an on-the-spot fine of 100 pounds, increasing to 500 pounds if the case goes to court, is imposed on them unless covered by a valid medical exemption.

“Following the circulation of a video on social media showing an individual failing to wear a seat belt while a passenger in a moving car in Lancashire we have today issued a 42-year-old man from London with a conditional offer of fixed penalty,” Lancashire Police said on Twitter.


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