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New York State law requiring everyone 16 and older to wear seat belts goes into effect Sunday

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Posted at 7:43 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 07:45:55-04

NEW YORK (WKBW) — On Sunday, November 1st, all passengers age 16 and older will be required to wear seat belts in New York State.

Currently, passengers 16 and older are only legally required to wear seat belts in the front passenger seat of a vehicle.

"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," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

All children under the age of 16 must wear seat belts and children younger than 8 years old must use a proper child system.