This includes seat belt use, proper child restraint, and helmet use on motorcycles. The coalitions' strategies to encourage proper usage of this equipment have mostly been targeted toward increased enforcement and education. Data shows that young males have the highest risk of not protecting themselves in vehicles, so both regional and statewide coalitions intend to target marketing toward this population in addition to incorporating ways to incentivize seat belt use. The Capital Region Transportation Safety Coalition also works closely with the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force to raise awareness about occupant protection and provide widespread community education and coordinated child safety seat checks throughout Louisiana.
The Capital Region Transportation Safety Coalition's Occupant Protection team is comprised of a mix of concerned citizens, nonprofit organizations, public organizations, and medical experts. The Occupant Protection Team Leaders are listed below:
Larry Davis, Livingston Parish SADD
Senior Trooper Michael Talley, LSP-A