In an effort to increase motorist safety, the Incorporated Village of Hempstead Police Department will participate in the Buckle up New York, Click it or Ticket campaign. The program is sponsored by the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and is a state-wide program to increase the safety of all motorists and passengers. All drivers and front-seat passengers are required by law to wear seat-belts. Recently signed legislation now requires that all rear-seat passengers must also wear seat belts or be secured in an approved child-safety seat. Hempstead Police Department enforcement patrols will be enhanced beginning May 24, 2021 through June 6, 2021 to promote the safety of all motorists and passengers.