Police officers enforce seatbelt laws throughout the year and during the current all-Wales enforcement campaign efforts will be stepped-up to remind drivers and their passengers that non-compliance is not acceptable.
Drivers are also legally responsible for ensuring that passengers under the age of 14 are using the correct child restraint for their height and age, or the adult seatbelt if they are over 135cms tall or over 12 years old.
Creative Media students at Pembrokeshire College have devised short original films depicting the five main causes of road traffic collisions and injuries in Wales.
The winning film was produced by Simon Latham, with Pierre Dizon and Megan Stanley commended as runners-up and the three videos will be used during this year’s summer anti-drink/drug drive campaign and during the Christmas anti-drink/drug drive campaign.
Hyundai has created the ‘Digital Key’ which uses Near Field Communication to allow a phone and car to talk to each other when in close proximity.
After the smartphone unlocks the vehicle, the driver starts the engine by placing the device on the wireless charging pad in the centre console and pressing an engine Start/Stop button on the dashboard and the app can be used by up to four authorised people which save each person’s preferred driving settings.
The overall cost of running a car for young drivers has fallen by over 6% in the past six months, primarily driven by a decrease in the cost of fuel and motor insurance.
On average, a 17–24-year-old driver will now pay £2,292 to run their car in the first year, of which more than half (£1,281) is the cost of insurance, says Comparethemarket.com .