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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Stephen D. Caraway

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Sergeant Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:       4/24/2014

Kenner Begins 2014 "Click It or Ticket" Mobilization

 Kenner — The Kenner Police Department, which was awarded an overtime traffic enforcement grant this year from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, is reminding motorists again to “Click It Or Ticket.”  In order to enforce this reminder, KPD will be stepping up its enforcement of seatbelt laws from Monday, May 19 through Sunday, June 1, 2014.  As motorists take to the roads to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend, law enforcement officials across the nation will be ensuring that everyone buckles up.

 “Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer vacation season, and we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” said Kenner Chief of Police Steve Caraway.  “If you are not wearing your seat belt, you will be ticketed.”

 According to new data released from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities are up nationwide for the first time in five years. In 2012, 10,335 people who were killed in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing their seat belts. NHTSA data also details how more traffic vehicle deaths occur at night. In 2012, 61 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed during the nighttime hours of 6:00 p.m. – 5:59 a.m. were not wearing their seat belts.  

 “We are determined to help bring these numbers down,” said Chief Caraway. “There are too many people dying on the roads, and many of those deaths could have been prevented if people took the simple step of wearing their seat belt.  We will be handing out tickets year-round to those who still haven’t gotten the message.”

 For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.                     

 More information:  Please contact Sergeant McGregor of the KPD Public Information Office at bmcgregor@kennerpd.com or (504) 712-2252 with any additional questions you may have.

 

Steve Caraway

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

 
 
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