FY 2021 VIOHS Occupation Protection Projects

Each year, the VI Office of Highway Safety’s Occupant Protection (OP) Program engages agencies, organizations, and businesses as partners who can help assist in community education, outreach, and enforcement. Through this village approach, the VIOHS can extend its reach in a collaborative effort to address and assist specific at-risk groups. During FY 2021, the identified at-risk groups for OP efforts include the following:

  • Motorists with young children

  • Teenage drivers

  • Nighttime drivers

To accomplish the goals established in the approved VI Highway Safety Plan, the OP program has embarked on the following projects, each designed to reduce crash-related risks for injuries and fatalities through preventative safety strategies:

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Getting Involved

What You Can Do with Your Family

Making the commitment to wear a seat belt correctly and consistently is an easy habit to form. Make wearing a seat belt a non-negotiable requirement for everyone who rides in your vehicle.  Be sure to wear your safety belt every trip, every day, and every time.  

Request a Presentation

The Occupant Protection Planner/Coordinator would like to share more information with you and your team.  Please contact the Office of Highway Safety for an informative, interactive presentation on seat belts or car safety seats today. You can call the office at 340-772-3025 or email the Coordinator directly at denise.gomes@vipd.vi.gov.  Together, we can spread this safety message and save lives!

Buckle Up, VI! Every trip. Everyone. Every time!