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Click It or Ticket Campaign

Campaign Dates:
November 20 27, 2016
May 22 June 4, 2017



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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, we will continue to reduce seat belt fatalities on Louisiana's roads. Remember to buckle up day and night or you WILL get a ticket!



Click It or Ticket Campaign Commercials

Video Icon Fake-A-Rooney #1 - Standard Definition(SD) or High Definition (HD)


Video Icon Fake-A-Rooney #2 - Standard Definition(SD) or High Definition (HD)


Video Icon Friendly Cop - Standard Definition(SD) or High Definition (HD)


Audio Icon Radio Spot 1


Audio Icon Radio Spot 2


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Seat Belt Surveys

pdf 2014 LA Seat Belt and Motorcycle Helmet Use Observation Survey


pdf 2013 LA Seat Belt and Motorcycle Helmet Use Observation Survey


pdf 2013 Nighttime Adult Seat Belt Observation Survey



Louisiana Seat Belt Usage and Fatality Charts

Louisiana Seat Belt Weighted Use Rates chart


Percent of Unrestraining Fatalities chart


Louisiana Front Seat Belt Use Estimates by Region and Vehicle Type, 2014

Region CAR STD
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PICKUP STD
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SUV STD
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VAN STD
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1-New Orleans 81.1% 2.2% 74.7% 3.2% 84.5% 2.3% 86.7% 3.5%
2-Baton Rouge 86.8% 1.8% 75.4% 3.3% 89.8% 2.1% 86.3% 4.2%
3-Houma 88.9% 2.9% 84.5% 3.9% 87.5% 3.5% 94.2% 4.9%
4-Lafayette 87.7% 1.6% 80.1% 2.4% 86.6% 2.7% 88.1% 4.5%
5-Lake Charles 88.3% 3.7% 88.7% 3.6% 93.2% 3.2% 91.5% 7.2%
6-Alexandria 82.5% 5.0% 52.3% 8.2% 75.4% 9.3% 96.2% 2.2%
7-Shreveport 85.4% 2.7% 85.3% 2.8% 93.8% 1.7% 86.0% 6.6%
8-Monroe 76.9% 5.1% 71.4% 7.1% 72.1% 6.8% 95.6% 2.6%
LA total 85.5% 0.93% 78.5% 1.36% 86.8% 1.20% 88.7% 1.93%


Louisiana Rear Passenger Seat Belt Use Rate, 2008-2011 & 2013-2014

 

Auto

Pickup

SUV

Van

Total

Rear Seat 2008 27.3% 12.5% 31.3% 29.4% 27.2%
Rear Seat 2010 50.0% 47.8% 77.2% 90.7% 58.4%
Rear Seat 2011 46.0% 40.3% 71.4% 93.6% 53.8%
Rear Seat 2013 50.9% 47.0% 67.1% 62.3% 54.8%
Rear Seat 2014 48.8% 42.4% 69.3% 77.4% 54.9%


Louisiana Rear Passenger Seat Belt Use Rate by Region, 2014

Region

Estimate* STD Error
1-New Orleans 54.8% 5.8%
2-Baton Rouge 58.0% 4.2%
3-Houma 76.5% 10.3%
4-Lafayette 60.0% 6.9%
5-Lake Charles 55.4% 5.8%
6-Alexandria 56.1% 7.8%
7-Shreveport 56.8% 8.1%
8-Monroe 34.5% 6.2%

LA total

54.9% 2.3%


Unrestrained Fatality Summary for 2013

  • 58% of drivers killed were not wearing a safety belt.
  • 52% of passengers ages 6 and older who were killed were not wearing a safety belt.
  • 50% of children ages below 6 who were killed were not properly seated in a child seat.
  • There were 1685 known drivers/occupants using helmets in 2022 motorcycles involved in crashes (fatal, injury, and PDO crashes).


Louisiana Seat Belt and Restraint Laws

Primary Seatbelt (R.S. 32:295.1) - vehicle 10,000 lbs. or less, all occupants must have seat belt when vehicle is in motion

Child Occupant Seatbelt (R.S. 32:295) - Children under the age of 6 years or less than 60 lbs. must be in a child restraint system or booster seat that is age and size appropriate, in accordance with manufacturers recommendations. Children 6 to 12 years of age must be restrained by a lap belt, shoulder harness, or an age / size appropriate child safety or booster seat.

Child Restraint Affidavit (R.S. 32:414T) - The department shall send written notification to the driver to inform them of 30 day allowance for the driver to show an affidavit for proof that an appropriate child safety seat has been obtained. Following the 30 day period, if not affidavit has been provided, the Department shall suspend the license of any person upon notification of the first or second conviction, until such time as he provides the department with a notarized affidavit stating he has acquired an approved age- or size-appropriate child restraint system where applicable and has complied with all other requirements of reinstatement as provided by law and department regulation.

Motorcycle Helmet (R.S. 32:190) - all motorcycle operators and passengers must wear a motorcycle helmet.