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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:      4/24/14

KPD Announces May "Buckle Up in Your Truck Occupant Protection" Campaign

 Kenner — The Kenner Police Department, which was awarded an overtime traffic enforcement grant this year from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, is reminding pickup truck motorists to “Buckle Up In Your Truck.”  In order to enforce this reminder, KPD will be stepping up its enforcement from Thursday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

 Pick-up trucks comprise 25 percent of the vehicle fleet in Louisiana.  State observation surveys and fatality data show that pickup truck drivers and passengers fall well behind occupants of other kinds of passenger vehicles when it comes to wearing seat belts.  Pick-up trucks are two times more likely to rollover than cars in fatal crashes.  Through the Kenner Police Department, the LHSC is funding a high-visibility enforcement and awareness campaign to encourage seat belt usage and reduce unrestrained fatalities among our pick-up truck drivers and passengers.  Taking the time to buckle up before every trip is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.  “Buckle Up In Your Truck” or you will get a ticket!

 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.  

 More information:  Please contact Sergeant Brian 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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