KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michael J. Glaser
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lt. Brian McGregor
KPD Begins 2017 "Click It or Ticket" Mobilization
— 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 22 through Sunday, June 4,
2017. 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.
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 Michael Glaser. “If
you are not wearing your seat belt, you will be ticketed.”
to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration, in 2014,
21,022 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle crashes.
49 percent of passenger vehicle occupants who were killed that
year were unrestrained.
Younger motorists and men are particularly at risk.
NHTSA data shows that among teen and young adult passenger
vehicle occupants, ages 13-15 and 25-34, who were killed in motor
vehicle traffic crashes, 59 percent were not buckled up at the time of
the crash – the highest percentage of all age groups.
while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015,
almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not
restrained. In some states,
the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes.
This fact gravely highlights the need for increased enforcement
and awareness of seat belt use.
2011 to 2015, seat belts saved nearly 64,000 lives.
In 2015, an additional 2,804 lives could have been saved if all
unrestrained occupants involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat
determined to help bring these numbers down,” said Chief Glaser. “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.”
more information on the Click It
or Ticket mobilization, please visit
Please contact Lieutenant McGregor of the KPD Public Information Office
or (504) 712-2252 with any additional questions you may have.