310 West 2nd Street
P.O. Box 5418
Thibodaux, LA 70302
985-446-7218
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Thibodaux Police Department

1309 Canal Blvd.
P.O. Box 5418
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302
Emergency: 911
Office: (985) 446-5021
Fax: (985) 446-7214
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zeroseatbelt

FORIMMEDIATE RELEASE

 ZEROTOLERANCE POLICY ON SEATBELT USAGE

 TheThibodaux Police Department has been awarded a Louisiana Highway SafetyCommission Sub-Grant for occupant protection overtime enforcement. Effective immediately and throughout the next couple of months, the grantwill incorporate “Zero Tolerance,” those drivers not wearing seat belts willbe ticketed.

 ChiefCraig Melancon offers the following comments, “Statistics have shownconclusively that wearing a seat belt greatly reduces the chance of seriousinjury or death. We have high expectations about increasing seatbelt use because we willbe issuing tickets to anyone not wearing a restraint. This is just the beginning of a massive, high visibility enforcementeffort by all law enforcement agencies to detect violators of Louisiana’sSeatbelt Laws. We are implementing a “Zero Tolerance” policy on seatbeltusage, and we will be strictly enforcing it. We’re going to do everything wecan to save lives in Louisiana.”

PublicInformation Contact:

Det.Sandra Brooks

(985)446-7295

 

   
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