The Bossier City Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across Louisiana and the nation in participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign from May 23 through June 5, 2011. During that time frame, which includes the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Bossier City officers will be stepping up seatbelt enforcement in an effort to increase seatbelt use and save lives.
Officers will be focusing on motorists who choose not to wear seatbelts or fail to have children placed in required safety restraint systems. Officers will also be looking out for other traffic violations including speeding.
According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission 65% of persons killed in Louisiana motor vehicle crashes in 2009 were not wearing seatbelts. While not all crashes are survivable, seatbelts can greatly decrease the occupant’s chance of death and reduce the extent of injury.
From Bossier City Police Department