A road safety operation conducted by North Wales Police saw several Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) handed to drivers, with 30 motorists caught not wearing a seatbelt.

The Roads Policing Unit carried out the operation in Gwynedd, whereby several motorists were stopped in the Abersoch, Pwllheli and Morfa Bychan areas as part of ongoing efforts to improve road safety.

The Llŷn Peninsula initiative saw vehicle and driver checks, with 30 TORs given to drivers caught driving without a seatbelt, with other tickets handed out for defective lights, defective tyres, driving whilst using a mobile phone, and for having no number plates displayed.

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Sergeant Medwyn Williams said: “These operations are carried out to help keep our roads safe.

“Unbelievably one of the vehicles we stopped in Abersoch had a young child on the passenger’s lap – their explanation to us was the fact they were only travelling a short distance from the shop.

“This is no excuse and they were reported for the offence.

“Monday’s operation proved that failing to wear a seatbelt is still apparent on the roads, and it is disappointing to see that people are still choosing to risk their lives and the lives of others."