Edinburgh parent caught driving without seatbelt as police seize cars in crackdown

A parent in Edinburgh was caught by police not wearing a seatbelt as he drove through the city.

Officers were patrolling Leith last weekend when they arrested the individual, who was also carrying a young child in the vehicle.

Working in a number of areas around north Edinburgh, police said their presence had increased in recent weeks carrying out driving checks.

Stopping motorists in similar areas last week, special constables had been posted on both Pilrig Street and Great Junction Street for ‘high visibility patrols’.

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Arresting the drivers, officers also found two people without insurance, as well as another who was not wearing a seatbelt while driving.

Two other motorists were arrested for document violations, and two vehicles were also seized from the scene after their drivers were found to be unlicensed.

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Speaking on social media, Edinburgh Police said:

#NECPT worked with Special Constables from the North East #NEST Support Team today conducting high visibility foot patrols and community engagement throughout

“They also carried out proactive traffic checks in Pilrig Street and Great Junction Street. Results, two vehicles seized, two without driving licences, two without insurance, two without seat belts – including a parent of a young child without a seat belt of security.

“Two document misdemeanors.”

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