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British PM fined for not wearing seatbelt in car video

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British police on Friday fined Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for failing to wear a seatbelt in a moving car while filming a social media video.

Lancashire Police said in a Twitter statement not directly naming Sunak: “We have today issued a 42-year-old man from London with a conditional offer of fixed penalty.”

A fixed penalty means Rishi Sunak can pay a fine to avoid a court hearing.

Downing Street said in a statement that Sunak “fully accepts this was a mistake and has apologised”.

“He will, of course, comply with the fixed penalty,” it said.

Also Read: In Photos: 6 Facts about Indian-origin Rishi Sunak who is elected as UK`s PM

The BBC reported that the fine for not wearing a seat belt as a car passenger would be £100 ($124). If the case went to court, Sunak could pay £500.

In Thursday`s video, produced for distribution on Sunak`s social media channels, the beltless Conservative leader speaks from the back seat of a moving car about his policies for boosting growth during a trip to Lancashire in England`s north.

Sunak apologised for an “error of judgement” soon after the video came out on Thursday, according to Downing Street, and it has been removed from Instagram.

Sunak`s transportation habits were already a talking point in the United Kingdom.

His political rivals have taken aim at his use of a private jet to make multiple short flights in recent days.

This is not the first time Sunak has been slapped with a police fine.

He was fined while serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer for attending a Downing Street party in June 2020 that violated the government`s rules on social distancing.

Sunak`s transportation habits had already been a talking point in the United Kingdom, with his political rivals taking aim at his use of a jet to make multiple short flights in recent days.

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner said: “Rishi Sunak`s expensive private jet habit is costing the environment and the taxpayer dear.”

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