Police operations targets seatbelt

Over the next three days, September 9 to 11, South Australian Police will be targeting drivers and passengers who fail to wear a seat belt.

Operation Belt Up will be held across rural, regional and metropolitan SA to encourage people in vehicles to make sure they are not at risk of serious injury, or even death, because they were not wearing a seat belt.

Superintendent Robert Gray, officer in charge of the Traffic Support Branch said the previous operation, which was held in July, resulted in 60 detections recorded.

"Drivers should be wearing their seatbelt during every trip, and they should also be encouraging their passengers to do the same," he said.

"There's also concern for children who aren't being properly restrained in a vehicle, with some parents and guardians prematurely moving them to a seatbelt when it's not appropriate for their size.

"A child that is properly secured is less likely to be injured or killed in a car crash than a child who isn't.

The operation will finish at midnight on Wednesday, September 11.