D’Iberville Fourth of July traffic safety enforcement
This year’s 4th of July Holiday Traffic Safety Enforcement will take place July 4, 2019, through Sunday July 7th.
Starting today and this holiday weekend local law enforcement agencies will crack down on motorist who aren’t wearing their seat belts and or driving impaired. Officers will be assigned to saturation patrols to promote traffic safety.
Americans love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too often, the festivities turn tragic on the roadway. This great holiday is also one of the deadliest due to drunk-driving crashes. Over the 4th of July holiday in 2017, NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reports 601 people died nationwide in motor vehicle crashes and 237 of those deaths were alcohol-impaired crashes.
The D’Iberville Police Department will be joining with other state and local law enforcement officers to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock and adding additional officers for DUI enforcement to our roadways over the 4th of July Weekend.
The NHTSA reported there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States in 2017. Almost 57 percent of young adults (18 to 34) killed in crashes were completely unrestrained and 59 percent of pickup truck occupants who were killed were not buckled up. Fifty-five percent of those fatalities happened at night (6pm-5:59am).
Chief Payne hopes through proactive enforcement of seat belt laws and additional DUI enforcement, the D’Iberville Police Department can lower the number of injuries and fatalities of our motoring public.