The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's office is planning to conduct a seat belt checkpoint this Friday January 27th at an undisclosed location in the parish.

Here is a statement from the Sheriff's Office about the checkpoint.

From the CPSO:

On Friday, January 27, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a seat belt checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the parish.

“Conducting these checkpoints is a vital part in an overall effort to ensure the safety of our citizens,” says Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  “It has been proven that wearing a seat belt can save a life.”

“Also remember there is a law in Louisiana that mandates all passengers in a vehicle to be buckled up, even those in the back seat,” says Sheriff Mancuso.

These checkpoints are funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

---Kim Myers CPSO

Buckle up and be safe!