Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) held in Vermilion County during January. These OREPs provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were buckled up.
Violations Enforcement Activity
Safety Belt Citations 27
Child Restraint Citations 0
Total Citations 36
Total Written Warnings 12
Most motorists know safety belts save lives, but some ignore their safety and that of their families by neglecting to use safety belts and child restraint devices. These patrols reinforce the occupant protection message by focusing on those who ignore the law. Lives can be saved if people simply “buckle up!” This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.