Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Nathan Douglas, announces
the results of an Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrol (OREP) held in White County during
June. This OREP 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 16
Child Restraint Citations 0
Total Citations 18
Total Written Warnings 4
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.