CPSO announces seat belt checkpoint

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will be conducting a seat belt checkpoint somewhere in the parish on January 8 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

"Conducting these checkpoints is a vital part in an overall effort to ensure the safety of our citizens," says Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  "It has been proven that wearing a seat belt can save a life."

"Also remember there is a new law in Louisiana that mandates all passengers in a vehicle to be buckled up, even those in the back seat," says Sheriff Mancuso.

The checkpoints are funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

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