Judge reminds motorist it is 'very dangerous' for children to be unrestrained in cars

Judge reminds motorist it is 'very dangerous' for children to be unrestrained in cars

A JUDGE reminded a man it is "very dangerous" for children to be unrestrained in vehicles because if there is an accident there could be "serious consequences" for them.

District Judge Nigel Broderick was speaking at Ballymena Magistrates Court to Florin Cordovan (27), of Glendun Drive, Ballymena, who had two children aged two and four unrestrained in a vehicle on June 8 this year.

The defendant, who had the assistance of a Romanian interpreter in court, also had no seat belt on when spoken to by police and was uninsured.

Meanwhile, just after midnight on March 15 this year police detected him driving without insurance at Linenhall Street in Ballymena.

Defence solicitor Stewart Ballentine said the defendant, a Moy Park worker, had insurance but it had was cancelled due to "documentation" not being received.

Judge Broderick said Cordovan had a "poor record" for no insurance and "allowing his children to be in a car without a seat belt".

The defendant was banned from driving for six months and fined £625.