Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of an
Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrol (OREP) held in Wabash and Edwards Counties during April. 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 24
Child Restraint Citations 0
Total Citations 27
Total Written Warnings 17
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.