Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros announced that the Lockport Police Department will be participating in the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission’s Click-It or Ticket campaign which runs from Monday, May 23, through Sunday, June 5. The campaign is coordinated and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. The Lockport Police Department will have additional personnel dedicated to saturated patrol efforts with an emphasis on seat belt enforcement.
“Click It or Ticket” is a seat belt enforcement campaign aimed at increasing the national seat belt usage rate. Every year during the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday period, law enforcement agencies join forces day and night, from coast-to-coast, for an enforcement blitz that delivers a simple message: “click it or ticket.” According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least 9,385 vehicle occupants killed in 2014 were not wearing a seat belt, but the administration also estimates that 12,802 lives were saved due to seat belt usage.