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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE TO CONDUCT OCCUPANT RESTRAINT ENFORCEMENT PATROLS

Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Nathan Douglas, announces
the ISP will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) in Wayne and White
Counties during June. OREPs allow the ISP to focus on safety belt and child safety seat laws.
Illinois law requires all vehicle passengers (front and back) to buckle up!
Safety belts are still one of the most effective safety devices in vehicles, estimated to save nearly
14,000 lives each year. Half of vehicle occupants killed in a traffic crash were not properly buckled
up. The objective of this program is to increase occupant restraint compliance through education,
child seat inspections, and enforcement.

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