Drivers in SWLA will need to make an extra effort to abide by the rules of the road. Now is also a good time to make sure all your vehicle paperwork, license, insurance, and registrations are current and up to par too. Yes. This is something we should all do anyway, but here's another reason. Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) announced they plan to hire more deputies and add more units on the roadway to enforce traffic safety.

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission recently awarded the Sheriff's Office with an $88,000 grant and they plan to put it to good use. According to CPSO, they are going to add more units and deputies on the roadways to enforce traffic laws and national enforcement programs like “Click It or Ticket."

In an effort to lower the number of fatal accidents and crashes in the area, deputies will be out in numbers regulating speed zones. Safety enforcement will start now through September 2024 and include additional DUI and seatbelt checkpoints throughout SWLA as well.

So, be on your 'A' game and drive safe everybody!

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