KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Stephen D. Caraway
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sergeant Brian McGregor
KPD Announces May "Buckle Up in Your Truck Occupant Protection"
— 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.
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!
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
Please contact Sergeant Brian McGregor of the KPD Public Information
or (504) 712-2252 with any additional questions you may have.