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Posted on: April 6, 2021

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The Old Westbury Police Department announces its participation in the upcoming enforcement and education campaigns sponsored by the N.Y.S Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Officers will be assigned to enforcement and education details and patrols during each of the following time periods: 

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is kicking off its national high visibility enforcement campaign for distracted driving: "U Drive. U Text. U Pay" - April 8-12, 2021. 

"No Empty Chair" Teen Initiative - April 19-23, 2021

For parents, siblings, educators and the community, memorable moments, such as the prom and graduation, become tarnished when a child dies in a car crash. Unfortunately, this happens all too often and law enforcement are faced with the difficult task of notifying loved ones. The “No Empty Chair” campaign was started by the N.Y.S. Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to help reduce these tragedies. The theme is to symbolize the missing high school senior on graduation day. 

Enforcement and education details will be conducted in the vicinity of high schools during this campaign.

  • Monday, April 19 - Speeding in School Zones;
  • Tuesday, April 20 - Seatbelts and Child Restraints;
  • Wednesday, April 21 - Cell Phone Use and Texting;
  • Thursday, April 22 – Operation Safe Stop
  • Friday, April 23 - Underage Drinking and Impaired Driving

Buckle Up New York -Seat Belt Mobilization Enforcement - May 24 - June 6, 2021 

This campaign is a statewide, zero-tolerance enforcement effort. The purpose of the seatbelt initiative is to increase seatbelt and child safety seat use. It is also the most effective way to reduce crash related injuries and fatalities. The funding for this enforcement has been made possible from a grant provided by the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. 

STOP-DWI Crackdown Dates - Memorial Day - May 28 – June 1, 2021

In a combined effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives, law enforcement officers across New York State will take to the roads. Law Enforcement Agencies across New York State will be out in force. The funding for this enforcement has been made possible through Nassau County Traffic Safety and N.Y.S. Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

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