Starting soon in New York, all passengers in any vehicle, will be required to buckle up. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, signed legislation requiring all people ages 16 and up to wear seat belts in vehicles. Under the previous laws, anyone 16 and up didn’t have to wear a seat belt while riding in the back seats. Governor Cuomo said, “We’ve known for decades that seat belts save lives and with this measure we are further strengthening our laws and helping to prevent needless tragedies. It was under my father’s leadership that New York became the first state in the country to pass a seat belt law, and the nation followed his lead. Now we are building upon this legacy and helping to create a safer and stronger Empire State for all”. The new law takes effect November 1st, 2020.
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