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Occupant Protection


Upcoming Enforcement Waves

November 20 - 27, 2016 (Click It or Ticket It)
April 21 - 27, 2017 (Buckle Up in Your Truck)
May 22 - June 4, 2017 (Click It or Ticket It)


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through Traffic Safety Marketing, has produced occupant protection marketing materials, earned media tools, and marketing ideas that you can distribute to meet your local needs and objectives while collaborating with other organizations and communities to promote and enforce occupant protection usage.

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Please select, tailor, and distribute this information in a way that best fits the needs of your local community and objectives.


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Occupant Protection Facebook Page Buckle Up Louisiana

  Comprehensive resource for occupant protection events, education and assistance within our state. At no time should a parent or guardian pay a fee or make a donation for occupant protection/child safety seat education. Please feel free to "like" the page and share it with others.

Nighttime Enforcement Resources

Louisiana Nighttime Enforcement Problem Identification

2015 Louisiana Nighttime Seat Belt Observation Survey Results

2013 Louisiana Nighttime Seat Belt Observation Survey Results

Nighttime Seat Belt Enforcement Webinar

Nighttime Belt Enforcement Evaluation of Three Communities


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2014-15 Click It or Ticket National Mobilization


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Survey Results

2015 Louisiana Seat Belt and Motorcycle Helmet Use Observation Survey

2014 Louisiana Seat Belt and Motorcycle Helmet Use Observation Survey

2014 Louisiana Child Restraint Observation Survey

2013 Louisiana Seat Belt and Motorcycle Helmet Use Observation Survey


Officer Safety

IACP Roll-Call Training for officer seatbelt use


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.


Selected Tables/Figures from the 2015 Louisiana Seatbelt and Motorcycle Helmet Use Survey

TABLE 3.
Distribution of Vehicle Type* by Region, 2015

Region%Car%Truck%SUV%Van

1-New Orleans

2-Baton Rouge

3-Houma

4-Lafayette

5-Lake Charles

6-Alexandria

7-Shreveport

8-Monroe

44.0%

45.5%

39.0%

41.9%

35.5%

36.1%

38.8%

38.1%

22.3%

27.3%

34.0%

35.4%

33.6%

33.4%

29.4%

27.9%

27.3%

22.4%

22.5%

17.8%

25.9%

23.8%

26.7%

29.3%

6.4%

4.8%

4.4%

5.0%

5.0%

6.8%

5.1%

4.7%

LA Total

41.8%

29.3%

23.8%

5.2%

*Unknown vehicle type not included


TABLE 4.
Distribution of Occupant Sex* by Region, 2015

Region%Males%Females

1-New Orleans

2-Baton Rouge

3-Houma

4-Lafayette

5-Lake Charles

6-Alexandria

7-Shreveport

8-Monroe

54.8%

54.5%

58.6%

57.1%

52.2%

57.1%

55.0%

52.7%

45.2%

45.5%

41.4%

42.9%

47.8%

42.9%

45.0%

47.3%

LA Total

55.4%

44.6%

*Unsure sex not included


TABLE 5.
Distribution of Occupant Race/Ethnicity* by Region, 2015

Region%White%Black%Hispanic%Other

1-New Orleans

2-Baton Rouge

3-Houma

4-Lafayette

5-Lake Charles

6-Alexandria

7-Shreveport

8-Monroe

65.6%

63.6%

62.9%

74.7%

84.9%

75.7%

68.5%

70.7%

27.5%

30.2%

25.0%

20.8%

11.9%

20.4%

27.4%

27.6%

5.1%

4.1%

10.9%

3.1%

2.0%

2.9%

2.1%

0.9%

1.6%

1.5%

1.1%

1.4%

1.0%

0.7%

1.9%

0.5%

LA Total

68.1%

25.8%

4.4%

1.4%

*Unsure race/ethnicity not included


TABLE 9.
Louisiana Driver & Front Seat Passenger Seat Belt Use Estimates by Parish, 2015

ParishDriverSTD ErrorPassengerSTD ErrorAll Front SeatSTD Error
Acadia 83.4% 2.6% 75.7% 6.3% 83.4% 2.6%
Ascension 91.9% 1.9% 88.9% 5.0% 91.9% 1.9%
Assumption 94.4% 2.4% 100.0% 0.0% 94.4% 2.4%
Beauregard 90.6% 2.6% 92.0% 4.4% 90.6% 2.6%
Bossier 87.9% 3.8% 98.7% 0.4% 87.9% 3.8%
Caddo 89.9% 1.3% 87.9% 2.8% 89.9% 1.3%
Calcasieu 82.2% 4.2% 65.6% 10.1% 82.2% 4.2%
De Soto 86.1% 3.4% 87.6% 5.9% 86.1% 3.4%
East Baton Rouge 83.7% 1.6% 81.6% 3.3% 83.7% 1.6%
Evangeline 92.8% 2.4% 96.1% 2.3% 92.8% 2.4%
Iberia 68.4% 4.3% 69.9% 7.4% 68.4% 4.3%
Iberville 81.1% 2.9% 74.1% 7.7% 81.1% 2.9%
Jefferson 84.6% 1.4% 77.4% 4.2% 84.6% 1.4%
Jefferson Davis 93.8% 2.3% 85.6% 8.4% 93.8% 2.3%
Lafayette 78.9% 2.8% 78.0% 5.5% 78.9% 2.8%
Lafourche 95.1% 1.5% 92.5% 4.8% 95.1% 1.5%
Lincoln 88.3% 1.9% 82.4% 4.6% 88.3% 1.9%
Livingston 81.7% 3.1% 83.6% 6.2% 81.7% 3.1%
Natchitoches 81.7% 1.9% 80.7% 3.9% 81.7% 1.9%
Orleans 73.6% 3.0% 83.1% 4.9% 73.6% 3.0%
Ouachita 86.3% 3.4% 71.7% 10.2% 86.3% 3.4%
Pointe Coupee 83.8% 2.9% 81.1% 7.0% 83.8% 2.9%
Rapides 87.7% 2.5% 87.1% 5.0% 87.7% 2.5%
Sabine 86.3% 2.8% 86.0% 4.9% 86.3% 2.8%
St. Charles 84.2% 3.5% 77.8% 8.7% 84.2% 3.5%
St. James 82.7% 2.9% 80.4% 6.3% 82.7% 2.9%
St. John 79.5% 4.5% 63.0% 10.6% 79.5% 4.5%
St. Landry 89.1% 2.8% 87.4% 7.5% 89.1% 2.8%
St. Martin 88.0% 1.5% 82.1% 3.6% 88.0% 1.5%
St. Mary 81.4% 5.4% 87.4% 8.7% 81.4% 5.4%
St. Tammany 82.7% 1.3% 88.5% 3.9% 82.7% 1.3%
Tangipahoa 82.5% 1.3% 78.5% 2.9% 82.5% 1.3%
Terrebonne 89.7% 6.9% 92.9% 1.5% 89.7% 6.9%
Union 84.1% 7.5% 93.1% 3.2% 84.1% 7.5%
Vermillion 91.2% 1.4% 93.1% 2.8% 91.2% 1.4%
Vernon 85.1% 1.8% 82.3% 3.7% 85.1% 1.8%
Washington 77.2% 3.2% 77.5% 8.5% 77.2% 3.2%
West Baton Rouge 79.3% 3.1% 82.5% 6.6% 79.3% 3.1%


TABLE 10.
Louisiana Front Seat Belt Use Estimates by Sex, Race, and Vehicle Type, 2015

 % Use Rate
DriverPassengerAll Front Seat
EstimateSTD ErrorEstimateSTD ErrorEstimateSTD Error
Sex      
Male 82.5% 0.9% 79.6% 2.2% 82.1% 0.9%
Female 90.5% 0.7% 87.8% 1.5% 90.0% 0.7%
       
Race      
White 89.1% 0.6% 87.4% 1.5% 88.9% 0.6%
African-
American/Black
78.8% 1.3% 79.0% 2.4% 78.9% 1.2%
Hispanic 84.2% 3.7% 69.3% 9.7% 81.0% 3.9%
Other 93.5% 3.4% 96.9% 0.1% 97.3% 1.2%
       
Vehicle Type      
Car 87.5% 0.8% 85.2% 1.9% 87.1% 0.8%
Pick-up 80.4% 1.4% 79.5% 2.9% 80.3% 1.3%
SUV 90.4% 1.0% 86.8% 2.5% 89.7% 1.0%
Van 86.8% 2.6% 84.6% 5.4% 86.3% 2.4%


TABLE 11.
Louisiana Front Seat Belt Use Estimates by Region and Vehicle Type, 2014

RegionCARSTD
Error
PICKUPSTD
Error
SUVSTD
Error
VANSTD
Error
1-New Orleans 82.5% 1.9% 76.9% 2.9% 85.5% 2.5% 86.3% 4.5%
2-Baton Rouge 83.9% 1.7% 79.2% 3.0% 87.7% 2.4% 78.5% 6.1%
3-Houma 96.0% 1.4% 78.5% 4.1% 96.7% 1.6% 84.5% 7.7%
4-Lafayette 83.6% 2.2% 80.0% 3.0% 83.5% 3.4% 84.2% 6.3%
5-Lake Charles 86.2% 4.1% 81.4% 4.0% 88.7% 3.7% 93.1% 6.3%
6-Alexandria 87.4% 3.3% 82.6% 6.0% 89.2% 3.9% 92.8% 6.1%
7-Shreveport 91.2% 1.7% 84.9% 2.5% 92.0% 2.3% 90.8% 5.8%
8-Monroe 81.1% 4.7% 85.0% 6.2% 89.0% 5.3% 89.0% 9.9%
LA total 87.1% 0.81% 80.3% 1.3% 89.7% 1.0% 86.3% 2.4%


Motorcycle Helmet Use Rates in Louisiana figure


Louisiana Seat Belt Weighted Use Rates figure