Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined for not wearing a seatbelt in a moving car while filming a social media video.
Lancashire Police said it had issued a 42-year-old man from London with a conditional offer of a fixed penalty.
No 10 said Sunak “fully accepts this was a mistake and has apologised,” adding that he would pay the fine.
Passengers caught failing to wear a seat belt when one is available can be fined £100.
The fine can increase to £500 if the case goes to court.
The prime minister was in Lancashire while filming the video during a trip across the north of England.
Mr. Sunak posted the promotional video on his Instagram account.
Now this is how you hold people in authority to account…no one is above the law…you break it, you pay for it ….a lesson in how a system should work.those who park their vehicles anywhere in Castries, drivers who make 3 point turns any where, overtake anywhere, breaking speed limits, hazardous driving along dangerous passage ways, those who drive without proper headlights, license, insurance..the idiots who litters the street, the person who buys stolen products from a thief, technically an accomplis, the mother who won’t report the illegal gun her son has,…it goes on and on….I am now hearing even a former Chancellor of the Exchequer is getting pressure to resign after investigations found he allegedly tried to avoid paying tax on some offshore business while he was saying all his tax affairs were in accordance with the UK tax rules and paid some money to allegedly make the entire thing go away….now the opposition smell and wants blood and wants him to resign….this is how you hold people in authority to account…they should be straight as straight can be if they want to lead by example and by doing so, you have a system that respects no one who breaks the rules… corruption would be few and far between because of such an environment…it is proven that when the rules are obeyed, the system works for everyone…you break the rules, chaos ensues…you keep breaking the rules and everyone else starts breaking the rules, you now have a society in chaos…at total disaster…
If you no corrupt in st lucia the populace don’t vote for you
@C-WIZ. Much of the burden that we are experiencing comes from laissez-faire attitudes combined with poor discipline. Many in the population know nothing but indiscipline… that’s how they grew up. No law or parental controls. Some of them emigrate, only to end up in trouble because their norms are off. Readers, do an experiment. On any given day, take a walk through Castries by yourself. Just an observatory walk.
Someone who is strong will have to clean up the place one day. The only small improvement the city had was under Petersen…the ex-mayor. The once beautiful city slowly became a plywood, pedestrian hazard, health challenged eye sore.
@Poule Foo – you may be Foo, but not too Foo to say it as it is. It hurts me when I read in the comments about yhis ‘Plywood’ City (I wish I could see pictures of this schiett) to bomb the hell out of it. The Representative for the City of Castries, knows all about it and may I say is encouraging it. He is the Minister for Housing and he is the one who pardoned his new found constituents (voters) for paying back rents, totaling in the thousands, was that a bribe for the future? To clean Castries again is to clean out that Rep, and out of the P.M. office. I would not oppose a third political Party to squash the sale of the Castries and Soufriere Harbour, and to complete the construction of the new world class Hospital in the South. Enough of the Racism & Hate Politics: “Lord please send us new & brave Blood at a time such as this” Amen.