Seatbelt Checkpoint in Calcasieu

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office conducted a seat belt checkpoint in Calcasieu Parish.  The location is undisclosed.

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

In the state of Louisiana, all passengers in a vehicle are mandated to wear a seat belt. That mandate includes those persons sitting in the back seat.

Checkpoints are funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.