The Bossier City Police Department will operate a safety checkpoint on Monday, October 18, 2010 at a location in central Bossier City.
Officers will primarily be looking for motorists who fail to wear their seat belt or don’t have children placed in required safety restraint systems. Violators will be issued citations.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate to critical injuries by 50 percent. About 65 percent of the people killed in crashes in Louisiana in 2008 were not buckled up.
The checkpoint is part of a continuing seat belt enforcement effort funded by a grant from the
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.