The Louisiana State Police  (LSP) Troop D will conduct a seat belt compliance and DWI checkpoint in Calcasieu Parish on Friday, November 13, as they continue their effort to increase the use of seatbelt's and combat impaired driving.  Troop D will set up a checkpoint on Friday, between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Calcasieu Parish.

According to LSP, their mission is to "ticket vehicle occupants who are not properly restrained or who choose not to properly restrain children in the vehicle as well as to remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves or others."

Last year, 58 percent of persons who died in crashes were not wearing a seatbelt. Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective thing motorists can do to protect themselves in the event of a crash, and is required by law, says LSP.

If you suspect someone of impaired driving, you are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) from your cellular device, or simply contact your local law enforcement agency.

Drive sober or get pulled over!

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