Illinois State Police to conduct occupant restraint enforcment patrols in February

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(KBSI) – Illinois State Police (ISP) Troop 10 Commander, Captain Josh Anderton, announced the ISP will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) in Williamson County during February 2023.

OREPs allow the ISP to focus on safety belt and child safety seat laws.

Illinois law requires all vehicle passengers (front and back) to be buckled up.

Safety belts are estimated to save nearly 14,000 lives each year, according to ISP.

Half of vehicle occupants killed in a traffic crash were not properly buckled up, according to ISP.

The objective of the Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols program is to increase occupant restraint compliance through education, child seat inspections, and enforcement.

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