Occupant Protection is a priority emphasis area of the Illinois Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). Wearing a seat belt and being restrained in a properly installed car seat can significantly reduce the potential for injury and increase the chance of survival in a crash. IDOT's occupant protection programs are designed to ensure that drivers and occupants are aware of the importance of using seat belts, how to use them properly, and how to protect children using appropriate car seats and booster seats. IDOT works with safety partners to implement these programs, and others aimed at keeping drivers and occupants safe in all forms of highway travel. To learn more about Occupant Protection, visit www.buckleupillinois.org.