Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 has released enforcement figures from the Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrol (O.R.E.P.) conducted in Saline County on Friday, 11/28/14. Authorities issued 21 total citations and 11 total warnings with 12 citations for safety belt violations. There were no child restraint citations issued at this patrol. Most motorists have learned that 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 targeting those who choose to ignore the law. Lives can be saved if people simply buckle up! This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Safety.