New York State Assembly passes new seat belt legislation

WNYT Staff
Updated: February 14, 2020 11:19 AM
Created: February 14, 2020 06:49 AM

Legislation requiring all passengers 16 and older to wear seat belts in the backseat of a car is one step closer to becoming the law. The Assembly passed it. Now it heads to the state senate on Friday.

NewsChannel 13 reported on the law earlier this week.


State law already requires that anyone in the front seat and anyone under the age of 16 wear a seat belt.           

According to the CDC, car crashes are the leading cause of death among people between the ages 1 and 54. Federal highway officials estimate seat belts saved 15,000 lives in 2017.

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