St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to Participate in Louisiana Highway Safety Commission ‘Buckle Up in Your Truck’ Campaign

In an effort to promote driver safety, the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office will participate in the 2024 “Buckle Up In Your Truck” initiative, sponsored by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann is encouraging motorists in all types of vehicles to buckle up their seat belts or risk a citation. 

The Sheriff’s Office will have deputies on extra patrols throughout the parish in conjunction with the program which begins Saturday, April 20, 2024, and runs through Saturday, April 27, 2024. 

“One of the safest choices drivers or passengers can make is to buckle up their seat belts,” Sheriff Pohlmann said. “Otherwise, you’re risking serious injury or death. You may not see an accident coming, and, in just that moment, your life can be over because you didn’t do something as simple as buckle your seat belt.’’

The purpose of the campaign is to encourage seat belt usage in the hopes of reducing the number of fatalities caused to motorists who don’t buckle up, not just in pick-up trucks, but in all types of motor vehicles.