Lake Charles –


The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a seatbelt checkpoint at undisclosed location in the parish this Saturday, September 23.  This checkpoint will target individuals who are not wearing their seatbelt. 


Louisiana law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle are to be buckled up, even those in the back seat.  According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,  buckling up in the front seat of a car can reduce your risk of fatal injury by 45% and reduce the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50%.  Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash,” stated Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso.   


This checkpoint is funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.