OFFICERS are set to clampdown on people not wearing seatbelts across the borough in the next few weeks with the possibility of a £100 on-the-spot fine.

South Yorkshire Police have teamed up with South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (SYSRP) to take part in the Standing Up for Belting campaign.

Inspector Jason Booth said: “Nobody has ever started a journey believing they will crash, but every day we are called to collisions on our roads.

“The fact is, if you do crash and you’re not wearing your seatbelt you’re twice as likely to die.

“You’re also putting those you’re in the car with in danger.

“The roads are getting busier and busier with the easing of lockdown restrictions, and it’s our responsibility to keep road users safe. Please help us by wearing your seatbelt.

“It’s a two-second job, and it could save your life.”

Joanne Wehrle, SYSRP manager, added: “Through this campaign we are reaching out to parents and young people to share the message that for the sake of one click, you are doubling your chance of survival in a collision.

“It may not be cool but if it stops you or your friends being thrown around in the event of a collision, then surely it’s worth it.

“You could be the best driver in the world, but if other road users make a mistake or take a risk, in a collision you will still need your seatbelt.”