Police On Seatbelt Crackdown

Anyone not wearing a seatbelt will be targeted by police today as they carry out a day of action to try and raise safety awareness.

The operation follows recent figures that showed one in every three people killed in car accidents weren't wearing a seat belt.

Scotlands 8 police forces have reporte over 3,700 seat belt offences since April last year.

They're warning any motorist caught not wearing one could face a fine of up to £500.

Todays campaign comes on the same day the UN's launched their Decade of Action for Road Safety and as the UK government announces powers for police to give careless drivers on the spot fines.

Throughout the campaign police said they would also focus on drivers who ignored speed limits.