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Riverland police have issued a warning to local motorists to belt up and use seat belts.

Seat belts have been compulsory to use in South Australia since 1971, however despite this over 60 drivers across the state recently had to be reminded of this fact.

Over the three-day, state-wide road safety operation a total of 64 drivers were stopped by police for failing to belt up.

Superintendent Bob Gray,the officer in charge of the Traffic Support Branch, said seat belts were a simple, yet effective tool, that help to save lives on the state’s roads.

Those not wearing a seatbelt can expect a fine of $381, as well as loosing 3 demerit points.