LASALLE — Illinois State Police (ISP) District 17 announced the results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) held in LaSalle County during May.
These OREPs provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were buckled up.
There were a total of 78 citations and 21 warnings issued during the patrols.
Police gave 73 citations and four warnings for safety belt violations. There were no citations or warnings issued for child restraint citations.
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.