The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is participating in the National Click It or Ticket campaign this month.
As part of this national campaign, which runs May 18-31, the STPSO will increase deputy patrols in neighborhoods and on our highways to conduct extra seat belt enforcement and checkpoints throughout the month.
The extra manpower is being provided for this initiative by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, which also helps fund extra DWI patrols and underage alcohol enforcement throughout the year.
“Seatbelts and child safety seats save lives,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “We want people to know that we are out there every day looking for drivers who are not wearing their seatbelts and children who are not properly restrained. We hope the added enforcement this funding provides will encourage people to buckle up.”