Saved by the Belt
The Illinois Department of
Transportation’s Bureau of Safety Programs and
Engineering (BSPE) promotes the Saved by the Belt (SBB)
award to increase awareness of the lifesaving value of
seat belts and car seats. By publicly recognizing
individuals who survived traffic crashes because they
were properly belted or restrained in a car seat, the
SBB award reinforces the importance of buckling up.
Law enforcement, emergency medical providers, and other
agencies involved in traffic crash reporting can
nominate individuals for the award by completing the
application and including a copy of the standard
Illinois Crash Report. Photographs are also recommended
Eligibility will be determined after a complete review
of the application and supporting documents.
Applications will only be considered if:
- The nominee was involved in crash
that occurred in Illinois, regardless of residence
- No drugs or alcohol were involved
on the part of the nominee.
- The crash was serious (more than
a fender bender).
- The nominee was not cited for a
willful or intentional violation of the law or whose
actions were responsible for the crash.
To read some Saved by the Belt
Please complete and
send applications to:
Occupant Protection Coordinator
Illinois Department of Transportation
Bureau of Safety Programs & Engineering
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764