Always read the instructions and information in the vehicle owner`s manual on the use of child seats or child restraint systems. Be sure to install and use the seat or system correctly at all times. Never use a baby seat on the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger airbag. Make sure other passengers use their seat belts. An airbag provides additional protection against accidental injury. It works with seat belts and does not replace them. An airbag helps protect the occupant of a front seat in the event of a frontal or side impact by inflating on impact. This quick inflation protects the occupant from a collision with the steering wheel, dashboard, windshield, side windows or metal door frame. Studies have shown that 90% of adults fasten their seat belts in the front seat, while only 76% do so in the back seat, and even fewer wear seat belts in rental vehicles. It is not illegal under New York State law for a minor passenger to drive in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger airbag, but it is dangerous. Recent studies show that airbags can cause serious or fatal injuries to infants, children or young adults sitting in the passenger seat. It is also generally safer for a child of any age to drive in the back seat of a vehicle.
For the best protection of the child occupants in your vehicle “We have known for decades that seat belts save lives, and with this measure, we are further strengthening our laws and helping to prevent unnecessary tragedies. Under my father`s leadership, New York became the first state in the country to pass a seat belt law, and the nation followed suit. Now we are building on that legacy and helping to create a safer and stronger Empire State for all. Your seat belt offers the best protection when you are sitting standing. Most seat belts are easy to adjust to allow for some comfort and free movement until you need them to protect yourself. To properly wear your seat belt, the part of the lap belt must be tight but comfortable on your thighs at your hip joints, and the shoulder strap must be tightened on your chest and shoulders, away from your face or neck. Never place the shoulder strap behind your back or under your arm. Improper use of a seat belt or shoulder belt can lead to internal injuries in the event of an accident. New York State law requires that large school buses manufactured after July 1, 1987 be equipped with seat belts and that schools make them accessible to all occupants of the vehicle. Every school bus driver must wear a seat belt and children under the age of four must fit into properly installed and state-certified child seats. Each school district establishes its own policy for the use of seat belts by other passengers. New statewide legislation (S.4336/A.6163 or Buckle Up New York, Click It Or Ticket), passed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, now requires all passengers — including rear passengers over the age of 16 — to also wear seat belts.
As of November 1, 2021, New York State law requires all TLC drivers to affix the following notice to their vehicle: “Seat belts must be available to you. You have to buckle up, that`s the law. These notices must be published in English, Spanish and Chinese. But what will it actually cost New Yorkers who are caught without seat belts attached? In some cases, more than a small fine. New York Governor Andrew Coumo has signed a law requiring all occupants of motor vehicles over the age of 16 to wear seat belts, including anyone behind the driver and passenger. The law will come into force on November 1, 2020. Seat belts save lives and help prevent serious injuries in a traffic accident. For this reason, New York State requires adults to wear seat belts in motor vehicles and seat belts, booster seats, or child seats. New York State law requires all passengers to wear seat belts. Children under the age of 16 must wear the seat belt when in the front or back seat.
Children under the age of four must travel in safety seats. See the information above on the safety restraint systems required for children up to their 8th birthday. The penalty for seat belt or car seat violation is a fine of up to $50. If the offence applies to a person under the age of 16, the driver will receive a maximum penalty of $100 and three points for the offence committed by the driver if convicted. In New York City, unattached passengers account for 30 percent of all deaths on the highway, according to the governor`s Road Safety Committee. The law allows officers to stop only for a rear passenger who is not wearing a seat belt, while New Jersey`s seat belt law is only enforced if the vehicle is stopped for another reason. However, if a passenger under the age of 16 is cited for not wearing a seat belt, the driver may be fined up to $100 and will receive three driver`s licence penalty points for each offence. TLC Installations: Stickers are available free of charge at the TLC facility in Long Island City or during an inspection appointment at our Woodside facility. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Do you and your passengers still drive without a loop? This could end up costing you more than you think. Every child in the vehicle, regardless of age, must wear a safety restraint system.
If the child is under four years of age, he or she must be properly secured in a government-approved child seat and attached to a vehicle by a seat belt or universal child restraint system (LATCH). A child under the age of four who weighs more than 40 pounds can be held in a booster seat with a pelvic girdle and shoulder strap. A child aged 4, 5, 6 or 7 years must use a booster seat with a shoulder strap and a shoulder strap or child seat (the child restraint and safety system must comply with the recommendations of the manufacturer of the restraint system for size and weight).) If you have any questions about receiving a seat belt sticker, please email TLC in firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via social media via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Governor Cuomo`s office said that 30 percent of highway deaths in New York City are occupants who are not limited by a seat belt. In a school vehicle that is not built to meet federal school bus construction standards, New York State law requires all children to be up to their 8th birthday. Birthday must drive in a properly installed and state-certified child seat or a child booster seat. Vehicles of this type include school cars, vans, suburbs and SUVs. Effective November 1, 2020, New York State will now require all passengers to fasten their seatbelts, regardless of where they are seated in the vehicle, including the driver and all passengers. If your passengers are not wearing seat belts, your vehicle may be stopped and your adult passengers may receive a ticket. If you are carrying a passenger under the age of 16 and is not accompanied by a parent or guardian and does not fasten their seat belt, you (the driver) may receive a ticket. A booster seat can only be used with a pelvic girdle and shoulder strap. If all the combined positions of the pelvic belt and shoulder belt in the vehicle are already occupied by children using child seats or booster seats, a child who would normally use a booster seat should only be restrained with the lap belt.
Please note that licensees can also meet this new requirement by installing their own signage. Licensees can comply with legal requirements by using their own signage in English, Spanish and Chinese. You can click on the link below to see a printable version of the TLC-designed seat belt sticker. Printable loop adhesive (PNG). Anyone under the age of 16 was already legally required to fasten their belt. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York`s new seat belt law went into effect Sunday. Visit the Governor`s Road Safety Committee website for more information on occupant protection. Passengers in the back seat who are caught without a seat belt can be fined $50. The driver could also be fined. According to a recent statement by Governor Cuomo, the decision to pass this life-saving law has been a long one coming: MORE: Fasten your seatbelt! Road safety report shows horribly low numbers of people wearing seat belts in rear seats The law, signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August, requires anyone 16 and older to wear a seat belt when driving in the back seat.
It is suitable for personal cars, as well as taxis and ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. For almost any medical condition or physical situation, wearing a seat belt increases your protection against death or serious injury.