Seat belt campaign begins

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign with grant funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. The campaign, which started Monday, May 22 and ends Sunday, June 4, was created in an effort to save lives through awareness of increased seat belt use. This campaign includes the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

During this campaign the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a seatbelt checkpoint along with increased deputies on the road, aimed at targeting people not wearing their seatbelt.

The seatbelt checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location in the parish on Saturday, June 3.