The Leesville Police Department has announced it has received funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, which the LPD will use to support the Click It or Ticket campaign.

The Leesville Police Department has announced it has received funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, which the LPD will use to support the Click It or Ticket campaign.
The LPD is preparing to participate in the state's annual campaign with other law enforcement agencies to step up enforcement of the state’s occupant protection laws during the two-week mobilization, May 20-June 2.
Click It or Ticket is a high visibility enforcement and public awareness campaign aimed at saving lives by getting more people to wear their seat belts. This special enforcement period is part of the state’s annual effort to increase seat belt use through a combination of high visibility enforcement, advertising, and public awareness campaigns.
The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission announced that 132 law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement and awareness campaign. The May 20 to June 2 seat belt enforcement effort will be the largest of its kind ever conducted in Louisiana.  
The participating law enforcement agencies have received grants from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to conduct extra patrols during the Click It or Ticket campaign. The commission's grants provide for overtime to deputies, police officers, and state troopers who conduct saturation patrols and checkpoints focused on seat belt usage, drunk driving, and other violations. The focus will be on seat belt law compliance during Click It or Ticket.
During last year’s Click It or Ticket campaign, officers issued 20,597 seat belt citations. All law enforcement agencies issued a total of 68,976 seat belt tickets during the entire year of 2012.
For more on the national Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov.