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Highway Safety Grant

HAMMOND, LA – (October 24, 2016) - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office were awarded a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) to conduct additional traffic safety enforcement. The primary goal of the grant is to reduce fatal and injury crashes on Louisiana roadways through enforcement and education.

Funding from the grant means more deputies will be out working additional overtime conducting day and night seatbelt enforcement, speed enforcement, impaired driving saturation patrols, and sobriety checkpoints. The Sheriff’s Office will also participate in partnership with the LHSC and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaigns.

“We want to remind all drivers to be safe and responsible drivers,” said Sheriff’s Edwards. “Eliminate distractions like texting while driving, and make sure you and all your occupants buckle your seatbelts. Help make the roads in Tangipahoa Parish the safest roads in Louisiana.”

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to arrive at their destination safely, and that’s why we conduct highway safety enforcement. We also want to remind everyone to always be safe, and if you drink, don’t drive. Distracted is equally dangerous. Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash.