Everyone Buckle Up, Gov. Cuomo Wants To Make Seatbelts Required

Governor Cuomo wants to require everyone in a car to buckle up. Currently state law only requires back seat passengers under the age of 16 to use seat belts.

Cuomo announced a plan to expand the law last week. A 2016 study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found only about 72 percent of people wear a seat belt while riding in the back seat.

New York had the first seatbelt law in the nation in 1984. The Auto Club says you are three times more likely to be killed in a crash if you're in the back seat without wearing a belt, and eight times more likely to be injured.

 
 

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