Warne, Pietersen and Slater reprimanded over failure to wear seatbelts

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Shane Warne, Kevin Pietersen and Michael Slater have been warned about vehicle safety after a Facebook Live broadcast showed them not wearing seatbelts in a moving car.

A video filmed and aired on Facebook by Warne last week showed the former internationals discussing the state of play in the second Test between Australia and South Africa in Hobart, as they were driven from the ground by ex-Australia captain Mark Taylor.

While Taylor and another cricketer-turned-pundit, Ian Healy, could be seen wearing seatbelts, the trio of Warne, Slater and Pietersen only put their belts on after being prompted to do so by a viewer of the video.

Tasmania Police were alerted to the incident and, after reviewing the footage, issued a statement on Tuesday confirming infringement notices had been issued.

It read: "Infringements - failing to wear a seatbelt!

"Tasmania Police has issued infringement notices to three men for not wearing their seatbelts: A 47-year-old man from Victoria. A 46-year-old man from New South Wales. A 36-year-old man from the United Kingdom.

"The infringements for Failing to Wear a Seatbelt were issued after police reviewed a video posted on one of the men's Facebook page.

"Tasmania Police remind motorists that seatbelts save lives and urge drivers to insist their passengers buckle up too."

The infringement notices typically result in fines of 300 Australian dollars, although discretion can be applied and ABC quoted a Tasmania Police spokesman as saying: "There is no fine or penalty at this stage".