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3:46pm 28th September 2012
(Updated 3:46pm 28th September 2012)

There are fears Cornish youngsters are putting their lives at risk by packing mates into their cars for lifts.

Police are warning it is dangerous and can end up in a fine and three points.

Officers say the message is "no belt - no lift".  

PC John Larcombe-Ford said: "We have found people in boots, lying across floor-wells and often with three people across the rear seat when there are only two seatbelts.

"In any impact, unrestrained passengers in the vehicle will sustain serious injuries even at low speed and potentially inflict very serious injuries on those who are properly restrained.

Devon and Cornwall Police have issued around 80 fixed penalty tickets for this type of offence in the last year.

One recent case involved a young woman who will now have her licence revoked, having already received three points for speeding in her first year of driving.

3:46pm 28th September 2012

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