UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has apologized after he was seen not wearing a seatbelt in a video he shared as part of a campaign to promote road safety.
In a statement, Sunak said he had “learnt an important lesson” and was “deeply sorry” for not setting a better example.
The video, which was posted on Twitter on Wednesday, showed Sunak in the back of a car with his seatbelt undone.
The clip was part of a campaign to encourage drivers and passengers to always wear their seatbelts.
Sunak said he had “made a mistake” and wanted to “apologise unreservedly”.
He said that “wearing a seatbelt is an absolutely essential part of staying safe on the roads” and he “should have taken that extra moment to put mine on”.
He added that he “fully supports” the campaign and “will continue to do all I can to help raise awareness about the importance of wearing a seatbelt”.