Police are ‘looking into’ Rishi Sunak not wearing a seatbelt in his official car while recording a video for his Instagram earlier today.
The Prime Minister acknowledged the ‘error of judgment’ after a now-removed clip appeared to show Mr Sunak in the back of a moving car without a seatbelt on.
Lancashire police said they were aware of matter and are making inquiries.
The law states that car users must wear a seatbelt if one is fitted in their seat, with only a few exceptions.
A fine of up to £500 can be issued if someone does not wear a seatbelt.
A Downing Street spokesman said this afternoon: ‘That was a brief error of judgment. The Prime Minister removed his seatbelt to film a short clip.’
Mr Sunak ‘fully accepts this was a mistake and apologises’, the spokesman added.
‘The Prime Minister believes everyone should wear a seatbelt,’ the spokesman said.
‘It was an error of judgment, he removed it for a short period of time to film a clip, which you’ve seen, but he accepts that was a…