State-wide seat belt enforcement effort

The Oneida City Police Department will be participating in a state-wide seat belt enforcement program to begin on May 24.

A grant provided by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee funds this program to help insure compliance with the seat belt laws which helps to prevent needless injuries and deaths.

All drivers and front seat passengers are required to wear a seat belt. All rear passengers under 16 must wear a seat belt.

Each year, numerous injuries occur that could have been prevented by the use of a seat belt. The medical costs are often passed on to all motorists when a serious injury occurs.

OPD Chief David Meeker released a statement this morning regarding the program.

"Even the most careful driver cannot count on other motorists to be the same. Things can come up in a split second. For your safety, always wear a seat belt."

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