In 2010, almost two-thirds of fatalities in car accidents happened because the person was not wearing a seat belt. As Memorial weekend fast approaches, local law enforcement agencies are hoping to keep that number down.
Between graduations, summer vacations and Memorial Day, there will be a lot of celebrating this weekend. More drivers on the road has police concerned about your safety.
They will be looking for aggressive drivers, speeders and, most importantly, those drivers who do not buckle up, said Tpr. Cordell Williams of the Louisiana State Police.
Taking those few seconds to buckle up your seatbelt can mean the difference between life and death. "Your chances of survival are highly unlikely if you're in fact not buckled and you're ejected out of the vehicle," said Tpr. Williams.
The state law requires everyone in the vehicle to wear a seat belt even in the back seat.
Police also encourage motorists to report any suspicious activity on the roads to *LSP or *577.