This OREP provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were buckled up.
Troopers issued 12 safety belt citations, no child restraint citations, 19 total citations and 10 total written warnings.
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.
Illinois State Police District 19 in Carmi Monday also announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held in Gallatin County this month.
District 19 officers conducted the RSC at the intersection of IL Route 1 and IL Route 13. They issued on DUI citations, three other alcohol/drug citations, one occupant restraint offense, 15 registration offenses, four driver’s license offenses, two insurance violations, 11 total citations/arrests and 24 total written warnings.
Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, and throughout the U.S., nearly 10,000 people die each year due to alcohol-impaired driving. RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.
This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.