Illinois State Police to Conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols

Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge, announced District 19 Troopers will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) in Wayne, White, Saline, and Gallatin Counties during the month of November. OREP allows the ISP to target an area with saturation patrols that focus on traffic violations and related compliance with safety belt and child safety seat laws. The objective of this program is to increase compliance of occupant restraint laws through education, child seat inspections, and enforcement. Greater awareness, acceptance, and use of occupant protection equipment will save many lives. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Safety.