Today is National Seat Belt Day! Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol reminds everyone buckle up every time. Drivers, ensure each passenger buckles up, too. No matter if it’s a quick trip to the store or a road trip to see family, before you hit the road, buckle your seat belt. Encourage others to wear their seat belts, too. Let them know how important it is to see them alive and safe. For parents, let your children see you buckling up every time. When they remind you (because we know they do), listen. Accidents aren’t ever planned and occur in an instant. There’s never enough time to put on a seat belt as an accident happens, but there is always time before you leave the driveway. As of November 1, 2020 New York State law requires all passengers (front and rear seat) to be buckled. Have a safe and happy weekend!