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.