The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will partake in the “Buckle Up in Your Truck” campaign, in an effort to crackdown on unrestrained drivers.

Expect increased checkpoints on the roads of Calcasieu Parish, specifically set on catching drivers who aren’t wearing a seatbelt in pick-up trucks, as well as anyone not wearing a seatbelt in any automobile.

According to the LHSC, pick-up truck drivers and their passengers have the lowest seat belt usage rate in the state. Pick-up trucks comprise 25% of the vehicles on the road in Louisiana and are two times more likely to rollover than cars in fatal crashes. The LHSC also states that pick-up truck drivers in Louisiana have a significantly higher rate of unrestrained driver fatalities over cars and vans.

Buckle up!