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LSUPD Reports 2011 Click It or Ticket Citation and Arrest Results

06/13/2011 11:31 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Police Department has announced that it ticketed 106 motorists for not wearing seat belts during the May 23 through June 5 Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization.

 

Law enforcement agencies throughout Louisiana participated in this annual nationwide effort to get more motorists to buckle up – and save more lives.

 

Worn correctly, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45 percent for front-seat passenger car occupants and by 60 percent for pickup truck, SUV and van occupants.  Yet nationally in 2009, 53 percent of fatally injured passenger vehicle occupants were not wearing seat belts at the time of the fatal crashes.

 

During the mobilization, LSUPD reported that it issued 139 total citations, which included the following:  

 

Seat Belt Citations                  104

 

Child Restraint Citations              2

 

DUI Arrests                                0

 

Drug Arrests                               0

 

Speeding Citations                      7

 

Stolen Vehicles Recovered          0

 

Fugitives Apprehended                0

 

Other Citations                          26

 

LSUPD joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other state and local enforcement and highway safety partners in support of this year’s Click It or Ticket mobilization, which featured high-visibility enforcement and outreach activities including paid national advertising in support of the highway safety campaign.

 

For more about the 2011 mobilization, go to www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.
           

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Contact Ashley Berthelot
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3870
aberth4@lsu.edu