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Question Is seat belt use required in New York State?

Answer Yes, seat belt use is required by law in New York State.

All passengers in the front seat of a motor vehicle must wear a seat belt or ride in a child safety seat.

All passengers in the back seat of a motor vehicle who are under the age of 16 must wear a seat belt or ride in a child safety seat.

All children under age 10 must wear a seat belt or ride in a child safety seat when they ride in recreational vehicles, mobile homes or campers.

Children under age four must ride in approved child safety seats.

The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee web site has more information about the laws that require the use of seat belts and child safety seats.

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Governor's Traffic Safety Committee Web Site

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