As the prime minister, you probably want to stay on the right side of the law.
So it a shame the police are reportedly 'looking into' a video of Rishi Sunak in which he appears to not be wearing a seatbelt in a moving car.
A spokesperson for Lancashire constabulary announced on Thursday evening they were aware of the footage, which shows Sunak banging on about levelling up while treating his car like a dodgem, and said they were making inquiries.
According to his government's own safety campaign, any driver or passenger not wearing a seatbelt is breaking the law and is liable to be fined up to £500.
Downing Street said the prime minister has apologised for what it characterised as a “brief error of judgment” by removing his seatbelt to film the social media video message while a passenger in the back seat of a car.
A spokesperson for No 10 said: “That was a brief error of judgment. The prime minister removed his seatbelt to film a short clip.”
Sunak “fully accepts this was a mistake and apologises”, the spokesperson said, adding: “The prime minister believes everyone should wear a seatbelt. It was an error of judgment; he removed it for a short period of time to film a clip, which you’ve seen, but he accepts that was a mistake.”
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