Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 has released enforcement figures from the Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrol (O.R.E.P.) conducted in Hamilton County on Friday, 10/16/2015. Authorities issued 20 total citations and 9 total warnings including a child restraint citation and 12 safety belt citations. 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.