Remember to belt up, road users -- for the sake of your safety and wallet

If you thought that only drivers need to put on seat belts, here’s a reality check. 

In a video posted on, a driver was stopped during a safety check at a road block.

According to accompanying caption, the rear passenger in the vehicle did not put on a seat belt. 

A voice, supposedly from one of the officers stationed there, told the driver: "Passengers behind have to put on seat belts."

His vehicle was subsequently ushered to the side of the pavement.

This video serves as a remainder for both drivers and passengers to put on their seat belts.

Not only will it help minimise injuries during accidents, it can also potentially help them avoid a fine. 

According to the SPF website, the penalties for not wearing seat belts are as follows:

"A fine of $120 will be imposed on adult passengers who fail to belt up.

"If charged in court and convicted, the penalty shall be a fine not exceeding S$1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.

"In a case of a second or subsequent offence, a fine not exceeding S$2,000 will be imposed, or a imprisonment term not exceeding six months."