British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined for not wearing a seat belt while filming a video for social media in a moving car.
Sunak apologized for not wearing a seat belt in a video he posted on his official social media account.
Police teams accompany the Prime Minister’s vehicle in the footage, which is understood to have been taken in the Lancashire region of the north of England.
Lancashire police announced that they have “opened an investigation” into the controversial footage.
In the UK, those who do not wear a seat belt can be fined £100 at the scene. If the case goes to court, the fine can go up to £500.
Prime Minister Sunak apologized for the situation that emerged with the social media clip and said it was a “misbehavior”.
A spokesperson for the Prime Ministry added that Sunak “fully admitted his mistake” and thought everyone should wear seat belts.
The opposition, on the other hand, was quick to evaluate the discussions about Sunak not wearing a seat belt.
The main opposition Labor Party, recalling the footage of Sunak failing to pay with a “contactless card” last year, said, “Rishi Sunak cannot manage; the seat belt, the bank card, the train services, the economy and the country… The list is getting longer every day.” .
Prime Minister Sunak was also criticized for traveling in a Royal Air Force jet during his official visits this week.
“The prime minister must have gotten so used to flying jets that he forgot to put on a seat belt in the car,” said Liberal Democrat Party official Daisy Cooper.
In the UK, passengers over the age of 14 are legally liable for wearing seat belts. It is the driver’s responsibility to wear seat belts for those under the age of 14.
In 2021, 30 percent of deaths in car crashes were found to be not wearing seat belts.