The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office received a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.
The grant will fund overtime pay for deputies who conduct additional traffic safety enforcement outside of normal patrols. This will include DWI, seatbelt checkpoints and speed enforcement.
The focus this year:
Occupant protection in trucks
Nighttime Enforcement of the state's seatbelt laws
Child passenger safety
Monitoring impaired driving
Specifics of each detail will not be released in advance.
Sheriff Jason Ard says, 'Residents are urged to drive carefully and comply with all Louisiana traffic regulations. The goal is to protect residents and their families.'