Illinois State Police have released results of occupant restraint enforcement patrols held in Vermilion County on Monday (February 4th). District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, says troopers issued 20 safety belt citations and 2 child restraint citations. They also gave 14 written warnings.
Captain Kink says 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. And Kink adds lives can be saved if people would simply ‘’buckle-up!’’
The enforcement project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation. The Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols provide extra patrol coverage so officers can focus on making sure all vehicle occupants are buckled up.