Gov. Cuomo signs law requiring backseat passengers to buckle up

WNYT Staff
Updated: August 11, 2020 02:25 PM
Created: August 11, 2020 11:55 AM

If you are riding in the backseat of a car, you will now have to buckle up in New York.

Gov. Cuomo signed the bill into law Tuesday morning. Starting November 1, everyone over the age of 16 must buckle up in the backseat.


Cuomo’s father passed the first seat belt law in 1984. The governor’s Traffic Safety Committee found 30% of deadly highway crashes were people not wearing a seat belt.

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