Today, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol held a Press Conference at Sauquoit Central School District, 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: Sauquoit Central School Superintendent Ronald Wheelock, Benjamin LoGalbo National Honor Society President and Senior Class President, and Alena Weibel - Student Council President.

“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 2022 No Empty Chair Campaign runs 4/25-4/29

Monday, April 25, 2022 – Speeding in School Zones

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – Seat Belt and Child Restraints

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – Cell Phone Use and Texting

Thursday, April 28, 2022 – Operation Safe Stop

Friday, April 29, 2022 - Underage Drinking and Impaired Driving