Warning for drivers after girl (2) is found sat on mum’s knee unrestrained

Police shared this picture on Facebook of the car which was stopped in Belleeks.Police shared this picture on Facebook of the car which was stopped in Belleeks.
Police shared this picture on Facebook of the car which was stopped in Belleeks.
Police have urged people to ensure children are properly restrained when travelling in cars.

It comes after Slieve Gullion North Neighbourhood Officers came across a vehicle in the Belleeks area where a young child was sitting on her mother’s knee.

“The vehicle displayed no insurance on police systems,” a police spokesperson said.

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"Upon police stopping the vehicle, our attention was drawn to the back of the vehicle where there [were] four passengers, one being a two-year-old child who was sitting on her mother’s knee unrestrained with no seat belt on.

“Imagine what could have happened if this vehicle had been involved in a road traffic collision.”

They urged drivers to ensure children are correctly restrained in adequate car seats or, if they are older, that have their seatbelts on.

“As a reminder, If you are carrying a child under 14 without the proper restraint you may be liable for a fine of £500 and three penalty points. Let’s keep our roads safe.”