Hampshire’s laws have been requesting all drivers and front seat passengers to wear their seatbelts ever since 1983. However, even in present days there are people who will tell the police anything to try to get away with breaking this law.
Not so long ago the Hampshire police officers were baffled by an elderly woman who was caught driving without a seat belt. Sergeant Rob Heard stated that the woman had told the officers there was no need for her to start wearing a belt now since she had never worn one in her life. The woman claimed she had passed her driving exams back in the 1960s. Furthermore, Sergeant Heard told the media he was recently thrown off guard by another extremely strange excuse for not wearing a seat belt. An unnamed driver told the police he wasn’t wearing his because he didn’t want to ruin his tan.
The Hampshire police department has been trying to raise attention to the seat belt problem for quite some time. However, it seems like the perfect tan is more important that a person’s life.