AAA wants New Yorkers to buckle-up in the backseat

Posted at 10:51 AM, Mar 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-12 10:51:00-04

The A.A.A. is urging all New Yorkers to buckle-up in the backseat.

Rear seat passengers who fail to buckle-up are three times more likely to be killed.  That's according to new analysis from AAA New York State. 

In 2016, the number of unbelted rear seat injuries suffered by adults increased for the first time this decade.

A.A.A. is now urging state legislators to approve a rear seat belt requirement in this year's budget. Currently, only children under the age of 16 are required to buckle-up in the backseat.

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