UK 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 Mr Sunak “fully accepts this was a mistake and has apologised”, adding that he would pay the fine.
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Passengers caught failing to wear a seat belt when one is available can be fined £100. This can increase to £500 if the case goes to court.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast, the deputy prime minister said Mr Sunak was “someone with the highest standards of integrity” who had “made a mistake on the seatbelt issue”.
Dominic Raab said the PM was “a human being doing a demanding job” and had “put his hands straight up” and apologised.
The prime minister was in Lancashire when the video was filmed, during a trip across the north of England. The video – to promote the government’s latest round of “levelling up” spending – was posted on Mr Sunak’s Instagram account.
It is the second time Mr Sunak has received a fixed penalty notice while in government.
Last April, he was fined along with Boris Johnson and wife Carrie for breaking Covid lockdown rules – by attending a birthday gathering for the then-prime minister in Downing Street in June 2020.
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