Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 has released enforcement figures from the Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrol (O.R.E.P.) conducted in Gallatin County on Friday, 11/13/2015. Authorities issued 18 total citations and 10 total warnings including a child restraint citation and 13 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.