More than 1,500 people in Wales were caught by police not wearing a seatbelt in their cars last month.
The motorists and passengers were caught during a two week campaign organised by Wales’ four forces.
In the Gwent force area, 78 adults and two children were found not to be wearing a seatbelt.
Across Wales, a total of 1,524 people, including 18 children, we’re caught between March 10 and 23.
Superintendent Paul Evans, of Gwent Police, said: “This campaign identified a significant number of motorists and passengers in Wales who continue to ignore this simple road safety law and as a result put their lives at risk.
“The action of putting on a seatbelt takes seconds, and its effectiveness should not be underestimated. Even on a short trip and at low speed a seatbelt reduces the likelihood of being seriously injured or even killed on the road, it should be part of every person’s routine before the ignition is turned on.”
Drivers or passengers who fail to wear seatbelts could face an on the spot fine of £100 and a maximum fine of £500 if prosecuted.