The Berwick Police Department is participating in the 2021 “Click It or Ticket” Campaign seat belt high visibility enforcement effort and wants to remind motorists to wear seat belts on every trip, day and night.
The campaign will begin on Monday May 24th and will continue through June 6th.
Officers will be out in force ticketing motorists who are not wearing their seatbelts as well as those in violation of other traffic laws.
Funding for off-duty police personnel will be paid from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, as part of the “Click It or Ticket” Campaign.
According to the Berwick Police Department, “seat belts are the single most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives. Sadly, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.”
There are more than 100 Louisiana law enforcement agencies participating in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. By maintaining “Click It or Ticket” high visibility enforcement and awareness, it can continue to reduce seat belt fatalities on Louisiana’s roads.
The Berwick Police Department reminds motorists, “to buckle up day and night or you WILL get a ticket!”