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The Shreveport Police Department is looking for drivers who aren't buckled up!

When is the Shreveport Police Department holding its next seatbelt safety checkpoint?

The Shreveport Police Department will hold a seatbelt checkpoint this Friday, April 19, 2024, from 2 - 8 pm at an undisclosed location in the southeastern portion of town.

No, Shreveport Police aren't setting up a blockade to write a ton of tickets for seatbelt violations to make money for the city. They know that seatbelts save lives. We've heard it for years and it's true. NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, says that wearing your seatbelt in the front passenger seat can limit your chances of a moderate to fatal injury in a wreck by 50% and death by 45%. Many of us drive trucks in Shreveport-Bossier and according to AAA, wearing your seatbelt in a light truck limits your risk of critical injury by 60%. I don't know about you, but I like to hedge my bets, and wearing a seatbelt is a no-brainer.

The Shreveport Police Department’s Field Services Bureau and Traffic Division will hold the seatbelt checkpoint this Friday, April 19th, 2024, from 2 - 8 pm. The campaign is a concerted effort to target drivers not wearing seatbelts, but it's not limited to this offense. In short, if you're driving drunk, you're going to be charged with DWI, etc...

The funds to conduct the sobriety checkpoint are thanks to a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

Citizens are always encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers or other safety issues on the road. The Shreveport Police Department can be reached by calling (318) 673-7300 or 911 in an emergency.

Here are some more reminders courtesy of the Shreveport Police Department:

  • Buckling up keeps you safe and secure inside of your vehicle and prevents ejection which often results in death.
  • Airbags alone are not enough to protect you; in fact, the force of an airbag can seriously injure or kill you if you are not buckled up.
  • Not using seatbelts properly puts you at risk in a crash.
  • Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.

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