UK police fine PM for not wearing seat belt – DW – 01/20/2023

British police issued Prime Minister Rishi Sunak with a fine on Friday evening for riding in a car without a seat belt in a video clip that Sunak’s team had published on social media.

Sunak’s spokesperson had apologized the previous day for a “brief error of judgment” after people had noticed and criticized the indiscretion. 

Wearing a seat belt in cars is mandatory in almost all circumstances in the UK, also in the back seats. Sunak’s spokesperson said the prime minister had only removed the belt for the purposes of recording the video, in which he can be seen twisting towards the camera.

Police from the county of Lancashire in northwest England, where Sunak’s car was at the time, did not name the prime minister in their initial announcement, although they gave his age and…

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