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LSP focusing on rear seat belt usage

4 years 2 days 18 hours ago May 21, 2013 May 21, 2013 Tuesday, May 21 2013 May 21, 2013 9:44 AM in News
Source: Louisiana State Police
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - State Police plan to take a closer look at seat belt usage in back seats during their annual Click It or Ticket campaign.

The state passed a law in 2009 requiring all vehicle occupants, including those in the back seat, to buckle up. Troopers say more than half of the people killed in Louisiana traffic crashes didn't wear seat belts.

Troopers said today overall seat belt usage in the state is improving, with a 79 percent rate in 2012. Pickup truck drivers and riders are consistently among the lowest set belt users in the state, according to their records.

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