Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a seat belt checkpoint during the daytime hours of Thursday, December 21, 2017, in Lafourche Parish. During the checkpoint, deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as for proper inspection tags and insurance. Checkpoints are designed to help raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motorists.
This checkpoint is being conducted in conjunction with the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign which runs through December 31, 2017. The campaign is coordinated and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is conducting multiple checkpoints throughout the campaign, and additional deputies are assigned to saturated patrol efforts to target impaired drivers and help keep motorists safe.
Sheriff Webre also thanks citizens for their cooperation and patience when passing through these checkpoints and for recognizing the importance of raising awareness for safety issues.