Today, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol held a Press Conference at Westmoreland Central School, to inform the public of The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee No Empty Chair Campaign. The campaign is a weeklong education and enforcement initiative created to keep young drivers safe. County, State and Local Law Enforcement will increase their presence in the vicinity of local High Schools throughout, and will be vigilant about violations of the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) law, which is designed to provide time for young people to gain critical experience in various traffic scenarios.

Also, speaking at today’s event were: Westmoreland Central School Superintendent Rocco Migliori and Senior Class President Clare Calogero.

“This initiative is to keep teens safe so they can enjoy what is ahead of them – prom, graduation, and then moving on to the next step of their lives. Please buckle up, slow down, and put away your cell phones while driving. These few actions will make the highways safer for all and help prevent tragedy.” – Sheriff Robert Maciol

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee 2021 No Empty Chair Campaign runs 4/19-4/23

Monday, April 19, 2021 – Speeding in School Zones

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – Seat Belt and Child Restraints

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 – Cell Phone Use and Texting

Thursday, April 22, 2021 – Operation Safe Stop

Friday, April 23, 2021 - Underage Drinking and Impaired Driving